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Ottawa IPv6 Summit - April 29, 2011
Official site: IPv6 Summit.ca
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
- 12 people volunteered to help out with random tasks at OCLUG Sept meeting.
- There is a mailing list for the volunteers: ipv6ottawa2011-at-freelists-dot-org
- If you have any questions you can email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- full day event with three tracks:
- intro/business case stream,
- technical stream, and
- a “put IPv6 on your laptop” demo room.
- 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.
- notes are kept in ipv6summit-notes.git repository
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.
- Bart invited some speakers, see OttawaIPv6SummitSpeakerInvite
- progress on finding a venue, see OttawaIPv6SummitVenue
- progress on setting up a website, see OttawaIPv6SummitWebSite
- James is contacting the different Ottawa technical groups, see OttawaIPv6GroupInvites
- invite Ottawa ipv6-ready ISPs/companies, like TekSavvy (maybe sponsor opportunity)?
- EION is a local company that does IPv6 on their products.
- does OCLUG have funds to bring in other ipv6 super stars?
- Google ipv6 conference could be a good source of speakers to consider.
- pick a venue and date
- Bart: 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
- Note: If there are any other needed software/service tasks, please add them here.
- similar events
- when are the campuses busy?
- we said we would do this once before
- theme song? The Day The Routers Died
- IETF slides: IETF-79 slides on exhaustion/panel