Archive for June, 2017

Earlier this year I was privileged to speak at the North American IPv6 Task Force (NAv6TF) 2017 conference held at LinkedIn’s offices in Sunnyvale California.The NAv6TF has a long history of promoting IPv6 adoption in North America and further afield. Many well-known IPv6 names are actively involved in NAv6TF. This year, I joined a truly excellent set of  speakers from organisations such as LinkedIn, Cloudflare, Akamai, Cisco, Microsoft, NASA, ARIN, Comcast, Infoblox and T-Mobile.

My presentation described the effects that the increasing deployment of Carrier Grade NAT (CGN) is having on the legacy IPv4 Internet. CGN is causing problems for all parties from application developers, content providers, service providers, law-enforcement through to end-users. These non-trivial problems can all be mitigated or resolved through the deployment of IPv6. As a result, CGN and the degradation of the IPv4 Internet are acting as drivers for the adoption of IPv6.

You can watch a video of the session below or view the slides here.

At the conference, Kevin L. Jones from presented a very interesting talk on the status of IPv6 in NASA and the Federal government. I was delighted that he had taken the time to measure the IPv6 status of each of the organisations represented by speakers at the conference. Erion got five out of five stars!

 Erion IPv6 5 Stars



The UK IPv6 Council is running a one-day workshop on IPv6 Security in July. Erion’s David Holder is to present a session entitled “IPv6 Security Fundamentals”.


10:00 - 10:30 - Arrivals and Registrations

Morning block - Setting the scene

10:30 - 10:40 - Opening session

10:40 - 11:00 - BT Keynote (Mark Hughes, CEO BT Security)

11:00 - 11:30 - System Design with Security in Mind (Rich, Chief IA Architect, National Cyber Security Center)

11:30 - 12:30 - IPv6 Security Fundamentals (Dr. David Holder, Erion)

12:30 - 13:30 - Lunch break

Afternoon block 1 - IPv6 security in practice

13:30 - 14:30 - Practical IPv6 Security tools (Fernando Gont, SI6 Networks)

14:30 - 15:00 - IETF IPv6 Security update (Tim Chown, JISC; Fernando Gont, SI6 Networks)

15:00 - 15:30 - Afternoon break

Afternoon block 2 - Lessons learned

15:30 - 15:50 - Stories from the end of thousands of IRC IPv6 connections (Russ Garrett, IRCCloud)

15:50 - 16:10 - The routing challenges of IPv6 DoS mitigation (David Freedman, Claranet)

16:10 - 16:30 - IPv6 first hop security in cloud environments (David Freedman, Claranet)

16:30 - 17:00 - Panel discussion

Booking Details

Full details can be found at