These external tools, documents and references, collected by the Infoblox IPv6 Center of Excellence team, provide valuable insight when planning IPv6 adoption initiatives for any network.
Publications & Blogs
- Core Networking and Security – Infoblox TAB member Scott Hogg's "Core Networking and Security" blog on the Network World site. Scott brings his real-world expertise to bear on numerous internetworking topics especially IPv6.
- The ISP Column – Geoff Huston is Regional Internet Registry APNIC's chief scientist, an author of essential IPv6 articles, and a well known prognosticator of IPv4 exhaustion dates.
- Internetworking perspectives by Ivan Pepelnjak – Cisco Press author and internetworking veteran Ivan Pepelnjak opines regularly and interestingly on various IPv6-related subjects.
Statistics & Adoption Analysis
- Global IPv6 Deployment Progress Report – A lot of interesting data on this updated-daily Hurricane Electric site: TLDs with IPv6 support (including IPv6 glue), networks running IPv6, and websites with available AAAAs cross-referenced with Alexa's top websites.
- Statistics: Global Internet Resources Distribution – The Number Resource Organization (NRO) is a coordinating body for the five Regional Internet Registries (RIRs) and publishes statistics several times a year on Internet number resources, including IP address allocation--both v4 and v6.
IPv6 Adoption Tools & Guides
- IPv6 Tools - Third party IPv6 resources to perform basic IPv6 operations, from converting IPv4 addresses to 128-bit notation, to looking IPv6 WHOIS lookups.
- NIST Guidelines for the Secure Deployment of IPv6 - Recommendations of the National Institute of Standards and Technology for adopting IPv6 on your network.
- ARIN IPv6 Wiki
- United States Government IPv6 Commitment Memo - This memo describes specific steps for U.S. government agencies to expedite the operational deployment and use of IPv6.
- United States Government IPv6 Purchasing Standard Website - This web site provides information on the USGv6 Profile and Testing Program.
Services & Consulting
- IPv6 Certifications – Hurricane Electric offers free IPv6 certification. Reach "IPv6 Sage" level (be prepared to successfully configure DNS and mail for IPv6) and get a free t-shirt.
- IPv6 Tunnel Broker – Hurricane Electric's Tunnelbroker service is the best way (i.e. it works well and it's free) to get an IPv4 host or network connected to the IPv6 Internet via an easy-to-configure tunnel. How else are you going to get a /48 routed to your laptop!
- IPv6 Consulting – GTRI is a consulting solutions integrator with a US and EU presence and a mature and tested IPv6 consulting offering.