February 13, 2012 archive

World IPv6 Launch Coming On June 6, 2012 – Will Your Apps Work with IPv6?

WorldIPv6Launch 250On June 6, 2012, World IPv6 Launch will mark the time when IPv6 is permanently enabled by many operators, website operators, content providers and organizations around the world.

Will your application(s) work on IPv6? What will you need to do to make sure that your apps work as well on IPv6 as on IPv4?

The main point of the book was to help you think through the questions and look at what you need to do.

Will you be ready?

ICANN DNSSEC Workshop March 14 in Costa Rica

ICANN 43 LogoWill you be at the ICANN 43 meeting taking place in San José, Costa Rica, in March 2012?  If so, on Wednesday, March 14, 2012, there will be a “DNSSEC Workshop” bringing together people to discuss current and future DNSSEC deployment.  Information is not yet available on the ICANN 43 website, but the call for proposals indicated that they were seeking talks on:

1. DNSSEC activities in Latin America

2. The realities of running DNSSEC

3. DNSSEC and the Finance Industry

4. When unexpected DNSSEC events occur

5. DNSSEC in the wild

6. DANE and other DNSSEC applications

I (Dan York) will be there in Costa Rica at the session and am definitely looking forward to joining in the conversation and listening and learning.  If you will be there at the session, please do say hello (or drop me a note in advance).  You can also expect to see information posted here to our blog coming out of that session.

P.S. If you want to attend, there is still time to register for the ICANN 43 meeting.  I’m told the DNSSEC Workshop will also be streamed live. As soon as we have the live-streaming information we’ll post that here.

NLnet Labs Makes Their DNSSEC Training Materials Freely Available For All To Use

Want to offer your own DNSSEC training courses? Or want to run an internal DNSSEC training class? Or want to give a DNSSEC presentation to a local user group? Or are you simply looking for material to help you learn more about DNSSEC?

If you answered yes to any of those questions, Olaf Kolkman and the team at NLnet Labs have given the Internet community a wonderful gift in the form of DNSSEC course materials that are freely available for usage and modification (subject to attribution). The slides are all part of a DNSSEC “Train the Trainer” course that Olaf recently gave and are available in PowerPoint, Keynote and PDF form from:


The materials are licensed under a permissive Creative Commons license that basically lets you do whatever you want to the materials, including modify them and use them for commercial training, provided you include the appropriate attribution link.

It’s great that the NLnet Labs team has made this material available and we hope that people across the Internet find it a useful way to teach about DNSSEC and get more people using DNSSEC!

Thanks, Olaf and NLnet Labs!

Slides: The Status of IPv6 and Open Source/Free Operating systems

What is the status of IPv6 support in free / open source operating systems? Recently Olle Johansson gave a presentation in Sweden where he provided, in his own words:

A status report from a brief test of IPv6 support (including DHCPv6 and SLAAC) in OpenBSD, FreeBSD, Debian, Ubuntu, Fedora compared with Windows 7 and OS/X

His testing focused on trying to answer these questions:

  • Can I install a desktop operating system over IPv6?
  • Can I add and install packages over IPv6?
  • Can I configure it with combinations of Router Solicitations/Advertisements and DHCPv6?
Basically, his goal was to see – how ready are we to run IPv6 single-stack?

Olle was quite up front, too, in saying that he was doing this testing as a beginner with the operating systems because he believes it should be that easy to deploy.  While his conclusions are that there is still a good bit of work to do, his testing at least provides some pointers for where work needs to be done within the operating systems.

Olle’s nicely made his slides available for us to see in SlideShare: