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IPv6 Peering, Part 2: The Next Steps for ISP Interfacing

…y to reset the next hop information to a reachable IPv6 address. Another option is to separate your IPv4 and IPv6 address family peering sessions.  Use the IPv4- based transport session to exchange IPv4 prefixes, and use the IPv6 based transport session to exchange IPv6 prefixes.  One thing to remember in this scenario is that the capability to exchange IPv4 address family information will automatically be negotiated between peers.  This means…

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Two months after World IPv6 launch, measuring IPv6 Adoption: 6lab.cisco.com/stats

…hodology, explanation of available data, and a tutorial are available http://6lab.cisco.com/stats/information.php Country “IPv6 overall deployment” index is the weighted average of  adoption metrics:  {IPv6 Transit AS*25 % + IPv6 Content*25 %+ IPv6 Users*50 %} Internet IPv6 deployment has to go through many phases. let me describe how we can measure progress for each and every phase. When existing data are publicly available we use them.  When…

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IPv6 Peering, Part 1: Questions For Your Service Provider

…tory response required) If yes, does the circuit support dual stacks operation of IPv6 and IPv4? (Yes / No) If no, please list components of the circuit with the following conditions: List the circuit components that are not IPv6 enabled, and are not IPv6 ready. Please include the plan, with dates, when these components will be IPv6 ready and when they will be IPv6 enabled. Prefixes Do you support and publish the full IPv6 Border Gateway…

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Moving Networks to IPv6 MPLS (Bye-Bye IPv4 MPLS)

Now that the Internet community is done officially launching IPv6 (World IPv6 Launch) on June 6th, it is about time to seriously think about the co-existence of IPv6 and MPLS (i.e. MPLSv6) without relying on IPv4 for any control plane functionality. Is it possible now? Well, yes (though the mileage may vary). Does it matter? Oh, absolutely yes. MPLSv6 is about MPLS forwarding of IPv6 packets. It has existed since 2005 in form of 6PE [RFC4798]…

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Do I Really Need IPv6? Two Important Reasons to Make the Transition

…orking for my organization and we’ve got plenty of address space to grow the business. There is nothing interesting on the IPv6 Internet. We don’t need IPv6.” With the successful World IPv6 Launch and over 3500 web sites now IPv6 enabled, the IPv6 Internet has grown in size and demonstrated that IPv6 transport is a viable way to deliver content and services. I won’t spend too much time discussing it here, but I will remind everyone that IPv4…

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