NIST IPv6 profile to detail federal requirements

The National Institute of Standards and Technology will release the federal government’s Internet Protocol version 6 profile by the end of the month to help agencies and vendors understand the government’s technical requirements.

Peter Tseronis, the Education Department’s director of network services and co-chairman of the IPv6 working group, yesterday said the NIST profile will be out for public comment for about a month and then NIST will issue the first version of the profile.

The Ministry of Information and Communication is set to increase the number of IPv6 addresses, the next generation Internet Protocol, to 10 million by 2010. To that end, it plans to encourage IMv6 registration by improving the related system, developing business models and disseminating information.

FCW’s neverending stories: Telecommunications issues have been an ongoing subject during the past 20 years.

The DNS Root Server System Advisory Committee (RSSAC) and ICANN Security and Stability Advisory (SSAC) are jointly studying the topic of including the IPv6 addresses at the root level of the DNS. This involves two related actions on the parts of the IANA and the DNS Root Server Operators.The SSAC and RSSAC committees encourage you to share your test results with the community.

A group of researchers led by the University of Tokyo has broken Internet speed records—twice in two days. Operators of the high-speed Internet2 network announced Tuesday that the researchers on Dec. 30 sent data at 7.67 gigabits per second, using standard communications protocols.The next day, using modified protocols, the team broke the record again by sending data over the same 20,000-mile path at 9.08 Gbps.

This workshop is being organized by the ENABLE project in collaboration Daidalos.The goal is to provide researchers, engineers and IT managers with a concentrated day on the state of the art technologies on mobility along with their security and applicability aspects.

The workshop will provide to the participants a comprehensive knowledge of mobility technologies and their respective benefits. It will focus in particular on the recent developments and open issues of mobile networking, its evolution to beyond 3G/4G and advanced mobile network services.

The most serious threat to the Internet infrastructure in the 21st century is a massive virtual blackout known as a “distributed denial of service attack,” an outspoken board member for the group that administers Internet addresses said Thursday at a Hudson Institute briefing.

 

Worldwide Interoperability on VoIP using IPv6

ipv6 business logoThe IPv6 Forum, along with Viagenie, Stealth Communications and CounterPath Solutions, today announced that a series of successful VoIP calls over IPv6 has been carried out, marking an important advancement in worldwide interoperability among VoIP technologies using IPv6.

The VoIP calls, connecting Viagenie in Canada and Consulintel in Spain, were conducted using the CounterPath eyeBeam softphone through the IPv6 version of Asterisk, ported by Viagenie, a consultinlogog and R&D firm in advanced IP networking. The Asterisk-IPv6 server was located on Stealth Communications’ Voice Peering Fabric (VPF) network.

The National Security Agency, known to provide incentives for development or testing of security products, is spending upward of $30 million to ensure IP Version 6 is secure enough to be used on classified networks.

And that is only half the amount that will go into developing High-Assurance IP Encryptor Interoperability Specification (HAIPE IS) Version 3 software to, among other things, protect IPv6 traffic.