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Whatever Happened to IPv6?

Pizza, beer, and mingling.

"IPv6 at Yahoo"
Jason Fesler - IPv6 Evangelist, Yahoo

"The Road to IPv6: Bumpy"
Paul Saab - Infrastructure, Facebook

"IPv6 -- Basics of Address Planning"
Owen DeLong - IPv6 Evangelist, Hurricane Electric

"IPv6: A Solution Looking for a Problem"
Michel Py - Sith Lord - Layer 3 Technology


A few years ago, there was a lot of fuss and cries of impending doom over the upcoming exhaustion of IPv4 addresses. We had the World IPv6 Day in order to test it out. I recall hearing that we were going to have to worry about serving IPv6 traffic because ISPs were staring to hand out IPv6 addresses to consumers.

The time has come and gone, and the last blocks of addresses have been used up. However, I'm still getting IPv4 addresses for VMs in public clouds, and there doesn't seem to be any trace of IPv6. Everyone seems to be humming along with NAT.

What has happened to IPv6? Are you doing anything explicit to support it? Do you have any significant IPv6 traffic? Is it increasing? What, if anything, have you had to do to your software stack to support it? Are you running "dual stack?" What do we know about ISP support for it? What's the state of support in load balancers, web servers, and other technology?

For our January event, I'm looking for talks on IPv6: support for it, real usage, and its effects. I'm looking for[masked] minute talks. If you can give a talk, please contact me, Chris Westin, through meetup.

As well as the evening's theme talks, we can fit in 2-3 five minute lightning talks at the beginning of the evening; any topic that would be interesting to the #lspe audience is welcome. If you're interested in giving a lightning talk, contact me, Chris Westin, through meetup.

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