Ottawa IPv6 Summit - April 29, 2011
Event to Explain Changes that IPv6 Will Bring
Today most Internet communication happens over Internet Protocol version 4
(or IPv4). However, IPv4 only has enough addresses for about 4 billion
devices. The population of our planet well exceeds 6 billion, and
with more people getting connected to the Internet IPv4 just cannot
scale. At the current rate of consumption of IPv4 addresses, we will run
out in mid-2011.
IPv6, the successor to IPv4, was designed to provide several advantages
over its predecessor. For one, IPv6 will allow for a very large number
of addresses – enough to not have to worry about exhaustion. It also
eliminates the need for NAT, improves QoS, adds support for
address mobility, and makes configuring a small network a breeze.
This event targets hands-on IT managers, of both business and government
divisions, semi-pro hobbyists, and computer enthusiasts alike. Join us
and learn about the Internet of tomorrow.
Willing to Help
full day event with three tracks:
held on a local campus (Ottawa, Carleton, Alognquin),
ask local ISPs to feed us native IPv6 into the event,
seek out local companies that do ipv6 and invite them.
What was done
Bart talked to Owen Delong (from he.net), who will come; we have to pick a date he is not busy on (see below).
Bart has collected names of a dozen volunteers at Sept meeting, and setup a mailing list.
MCR has asked local ISPs about providing us with IPv6 feeds, also speakers.
invite Ottawa ipv6-ready ISPs/companies, like TekSavvy (maybe sponsor opportunity)?
is a local company that does IPv6 on their products.
does OCLUG have funds to bring in other ipv6 super stars?
: coordinate with Owen Delong's availability (his sechdule
Bart: confirm that HE.net will cover all of Owen's expenses.
John: see if we can get uOttawa space.
MCR: see if a local ISP can get us IPv6.
Lisa: will look into software or services that we could use for accepting registrations, posting schedule, and printing badges