IPv 6 Inactivity in Australia IPv 6 Task

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IPv 6 Inactivity in Australia IPv 6 Task Force Meeting APAN 21, Tokyo

IPv 6 Inactivity in Australia IPv 6 Task Force Meeting APAN 21, Tokyo

First the bad news : -( • No commercial ISP offering native IPv 6

First the bad news : -( • No commercial ISP offering native IPv 6 service • Hardly any user demand either • Even Universities aren’t rushing to deploy it • AARNet been focused on rolling out the AARNet 3 backbone (again)

Why? • Australia is swimming in IPv 4 address space – Early Internet adopter

Why? • Australia is swimming in IPv 4 address space – Early Internet adopter – Universities have /16 • “Security consultants” sold customer on NAT as security device • IPv 6 support lacking at edge – DSLAM – Telephony • It costs money

Is there good news? • Department of Defence committed – But remember GOSIP •

Is there good news? • Department of Defence committed – But remember GOSIP • IPv 6 Summit in Canberra last year – So some people talking about it • Apricot meeting in Perth • At least one ISP interested – But busy with ADSL 2+ rollout • AARNet 3 is dual stack – Looking to deploy IPv 6 multicast

Issues for AARNet • Traffic visibility – Netflow support – Could be used for

Issues for AARNet • Traffic visibility – Netflow support – Could be used for DDOS • Some tools don’t support IPv 6 yet • We haven’t deployed our new name servers, web server etc

How can we move forward? • Need to be aware of procurement cycles •

How can we move forward? • Need to be aware of procurement cycles • Encourage making IPv 6 a requirement for new equipment tenders on par with IPv 4 – But it can’t cost anything Juniper! • Need to encourage equipment vendors to get their act together

No “Killer app” but … • End users just expect “The Internet”, don’t care

No “Killer app” but … • End users just expect “The Internet”, don’t care if it’s IPv 4 or IPv 6 • They don’t care about better network facilities but … • Access to something that is only accessible via IPv 6 will make them demand IT departments “fix it” • Perhaps make IT departments fear that they will get asked to

Help! • Any suggestions on how to drive deployment without government mandating it :

Help! • Any suggestions on how to drive deployment without government mandating it : )

Thank You • Contact details: • Mark Prior Chief Technology Officer AARNet mark. prior@aarnet.

Thank You • Contact details: • Mark Prior Chief Technology Officer AARNet mark. [email protected] edu. au