EPA Committed to Finding a Workaround for Every IPv6 Challenge

EPA IPv6 Case Study The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has made great progress toward the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) IPv6 goals for federal agencies. Brian Epley, the Office Director for the Office of Information Technology Operations, and his team at the EPA walked me through what it took to make IPv6 deployment a reality. Key requirements for IPv6 deployment First things first, Brian told me, “It’s important to understand the scope of our…

"EPA Committed to Finding a Workaround for Every IPv6 Challenge"

Has Your Company Forgotten About Some of its IPv4 Address Space?

Know Your Corporate History Updating the registration information for Internet number resources (IP addresses and Autonomous System Numbers) is an item often overlooked when corporations complete a merger or undertake a major corporate restructuring. However, updating the registration information for an organization’s Internet number resources is very important! Consider this example that uses hypothetical organization names.  Presume the fictitious organization, “Best Widgets, Inc.” was issued a /16 IPv4 address block in 1996 and shortly after…

"Has Your Company Forgotten About Some of its IPv4 Address Space?"

10 Reasons to Attend ARIN 42

You may have heard that we’ve opened registration for our next Public Policy and Members Meeting, ARIN 42, in Vancouver, BC 4-5 October. And maybe you’re thinking, “That’s nice, but why should I attend?” Well, there are lots of reasons we think you should attend, but we’ve compiled our top ten reasons for you. (Not sure what our Public Policy and Members Meetings are about? No worries, just read this first.) 1. Impact the future…

"10 Reasons to Attend ARIN 42"

It’s Simple: Review, Update, or Designate an ARIN Voting Contact Today!

Each year, our Member Services team reminds our Members to review the Voting Contact they have on file in preparation for the annual October ARIN Elections. This year, the voting eligibility deadline is Monday, 20 August. In order to cast an electronic ballot in the ARIN Elections this October, you need to confirm that your organization is an ARIN General Member in Good Standing (GMIGS), and that there is a designated Voting Contact with an…

"It’s Simple: Review, Update, or Designate an ARIN Voting Contact Today!"

The Path Forward – The Roadmap for ARIN’s New IRR

After receiving multiple ARIN Consultation and Suggestion Process (ACSP) requests to update our existing Internet Routing Registry (IRR), we opened two community consultations last year to see if the community wanted us to take on the project of improving this service and what that would look like. The response was clear. The community would like us to: Improve the validity of the IRR data Work with the other Regional Internet Registries (RIRs) on authorization schemes…

"The Path Forward – The Roadmap for ARIN’s New IRR"

The Path Forward: Introducing ARIN’s New IRR

After receiving multiple ARIN Consultation and Suggestion Process (ACSP) requests to update our existing Internet Routing Registry (IRR), we opened two community consultations last year to see if the community wanted us to take on the project of improving this service and what that would look like. The response was clear. The community would like us to: Improve the validity of the IRR data Work with the other Regional Internet Registries (RIRs) on authorization schemes…

"The Path Forward: Introducing ARIN’s New IRR"

IP Geolocation: The Good, The Bad, & The Frustrating

Here at ARIN, one of the most common topics we hear about from our customers is geolocation of IP addresses. Common concerns include: Hey, I got a new block and I am based in Canada, but the search engine I use thinks I’m in the United States. My video streaming service won’t let me log in because it thinks I’m outside my home country. This online location finder says I’m in another state. How do…

"IP Geolocation: The Good, The Bad, & The Frustrating"

What drives IPv6 deployment?

It’s been almost seven years since World IPv6 Launch day on 6 June 2011. In those seven years, we’ve managed to place ever-increasing pressure on the dwindling pools of available IPv4 addresses, but we have still been unable to complete the transition to an all-IPv6 Internet. Nobody predicted this situation when we first thought about the consequences of running out of IPv4 addresses. We all thought that the depletion of IPv4 addresses would, in a…

"What drives IPv6 deployment?"

Changes to Out-of-Region ROUTE, ROUTE6, and AUT-NUM Objects in the RIPE Database

Beginning in September 2018, RIPE is implementing changes to out-of-region route, route6, and aut-num objects in its database. First, users will not be allowed to create new route, route6, and aut-num objects for out-of-region resources in the RIPE routing registry. Second, existing route, route6, and aut-num objects for out-of-region resources in the RIPE database will have their “source:” attribute changed from “RIPE” to “RIPE-NONAUTH.” If you have routing objects in the RIPE database that reflect…

"Changes to Out-of-Region ROUTE, ROUTE6, and AUT-NUM Objects in the RIPE Database"

IPv6 Addressing Plan Design for Service Providers

Clearcable IPv6 Case Study Clearcable has been involved with IPv6 since the early 2000s when commercial products began to emerge. In the early days, it was nothing more than testing, experimentation and lab use; however, by 2008, we had set out on a campaign to start educating our service provider clients on IPv6 and need to start implementing IPv6.Convincing them was a difficult task, and we did not make much headway; however, there were a…

"IPv6 Addressing Plan Design for Service Providers"