This website is a collection of useful resources to help you learn more about IPv6 so you can implement it in your network. IPv6 is available and ready for implementation right now.
You will find resources including a tutorial on IPv6, links to books, training materials, standards for IPv6, software and hardware support, organisations implementing IPv6, vendor support and resources, test sites, sample labs that you can configure, best practice hints and tips from the experts and all the latest IPv6 news.
In 2011, the Internet Society held World IPv6 Day where for one day, many of the large network providers turned on IPv6 to test it. After this day, they analysed the results and fine tuned their systems ready for the day they will run IPv6 in their production networks. That day has now arrived - 6/6/2012.
On 6 June 2012, the World IPv6 Launch will be held. IPv6 will be turned on permanently on many of the large networks and websites. Google, Facebook, Microsoft Bing, Yahoo!, Cisco, Time Warner, Internode, Comcast, AT&T and many others are part of this historic occasion. Read more about the World IPv6 Launch and the World IPv6 Launch Participants.
Are you ready? Test your IPv6 Connectivity here.
A key part of the transition to IPv6 is education. While IPv6 has been in development for 15 years, the IPv6 protocols are relatively new to most engineers and there is a lot to learn. What you already know about IPv4 will be a big help but there are many changes to learn about.
To get started learning about IPv6, read this document:
IPv6 Toolkit is a network diagnostic tool with the following features:
- Displays all network interfaces on your iPhone or iPod Touch
- Ping IPv4 and IPv6 addresses
- DNS Lookup (Forward and Reverse queries)
- Network Connections (netstat)
- Displays the IPv6 Route Table
- Displays all IPv4, IPv6, and Link-Layer addresses for available network interfaces
- Displays IPv6 Neighbors, the IPv6 equivalent of ARP
- Listens for IPv6 Router Advertisements
- Supports copying from all data fields