Archive | August, 2011

Snap future-proofs all customers with IPv6

Every Snap customer can have Internet-routable IPv6 addresses Snap Internet Media Release – 26 August 2011 All Snap Internet customers now have native IPv6 connectivity for no additional cost to safeguard them from the threat of IPv4 address exhaustion. As of this year, no more IPv4 addresses can be allocated from network registries. The numbers […]

Update on IPv6 Task Force activity – August 2011

The New Zealand IPv6 Task Force has been busy of late, progressing a number of important initiatives. Updates below: Government initiative: InternetNZ has graciously provided funding for Donald Clark to work with the IPv6 Task Force on a part time basis through to mid December in order to provide a specific focus on Government adoption […]

Pushing it uphill with IPv6

Australian Internet service provider (ISP) Internode has given a shot in the arm to those of us promoting use of the next generation of Internet technology, Internet Protocol version 6. We need IPv6 to ensure all our computers and devices can readily communicate with each other. It provides for a massive number of direct addresses, like individual […]

Recommended Reading: Google pitches IPv6 transition strategies

Google sysadmin and network engineer Thomas Limoncelli recently penned an illuminating paper on ‘Successful Strategies for IPv6 Rollouts’. The paper, introduced by TCP-IP co-inventor and Internet luminary Vint Cerf, outlines practical steps that can be taken for an effective IPv6 transition. Cerf begins by wryly commenting on his choice of the 32-bit IPv4 address space. […]

CPE identified as inhibitor to IPv6 take-up

At its July 2011 meeting the New Zealand IPv6 Task Force identified the availability of consumer Customer Premise Equipment (CPE) as a major inhibitor for the supply of IPv6 services from the Internet Service Provider (ISP) and Telecommunication Service Provider (TSP) community in New Zealand. The reluctance to offer IPv6 capable services was identified from […]