California IPv6 Task Force

Welcome to the California IPv6 Task Force website, a volunteer Not-For-Profit 501(c)3 organization. The California IPv6 Task Force (CAv6TF) is devoted to IPv6 use, education, and deployment in the Western United States through advocacy, membership, certification, and learning resources for its base of internet protocol engineering members. We work closely with the Rocky Mountain IPv6 Task Force conducting speaking engagements and events throughout North America in support of IPv6 Adoption.

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NASA & IPv6 – Kevin Jones

Kevin Jones brought us up to speed today on Federal v6 Goals from the FY 2012 bill.  Here are a few of his slides to help us understand OMB initiatives when compared to implementation progress.

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Why Is Microsoft Internal IT Moving to IPv6-Only?

Take a look at Veronika McKillop’s slide to help us understand why her teams at Microsoft are moving to IPv6 Only networks for Internal IT use.


Microsoft currently has two test IPv6-Only networks in Redmond, WA and also recognized that IPv6 adoption will be supported because of the well known “Microsoft effect” which posits that 85% of global laptop/desktops are windows based IPv6 capable coupled with the fact that millions of devices (ie: servers, Xbox, tables, HoloLens) are designed for IPv6 networks.

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Day 2 NAv6tf Summit

We are getting ready to start Day 2 of the North American IPv6 Task Force Summit.

The Yosemite event room at LinkedIn Headquarters is filling up and we are getting started!

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Thank you again to LinkedIn for hosting our event!

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NAv6tf Agenda and Speakers

Want to know who is speaking at the event this year?  Our agenda can be found here:

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John Curran NAv6tf Presentation

John Curran’s presentations are always lively, educational and wholly interactive (especially during Q&A).  Today’s presentation at LinkedIn’s Sunnyvale Headquarters was no exception to the rule as John focused on how to build a better IPv6 internet that users will actually be interested in using.  He also reviewed challenges associated with enterprise IPv6 adoption delays.


His first point discussed ideas on changing the fundamentals of network governance in IPv6 and how it could virtually eliminate botnets, spam, and general NAT headaches.  Notably, those changes and choices would also eliminate a lion-share of demand and spending for boundary security solutions used by many enterprises today.

Moreover, he posited that when considering the end-user perspective on today’s Internet that, “It does not matter what you do [as engineers], the average internet user still sees the same thing when they login [and it’s not the network engineer’s work that moves them].”

He continued by pointing to the attendees in the room reminding us of our accountability and that we, “…are the ones building a new internet on IPv6 yet running it the same way that we ran the IPv4 Internet.”  True, many network engineers, especially in enterprises, are seasoned with v4 habits such as straining to conserve IP addresses.  As such, we run the risk of doing too much subnet-ing with IPv6 resulting in a loss of operational visibility by breaking the rules of nibble boundaries.  Considering most assignment blocks will be assigned as a /32 or /44 with plenty of address space to spare, we really have no excuse to do things incorrectly.

From our perspective, this just proves that we still have a heck a lot of work to do educating network engineers if IPv6 adoption is going to happen at the enterprise level.

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Tony Scott NAv6tf Presentation

Tony Scott, Federal Chief Information Officer appointed during the Obama administration and Keynote speaker at our NAv6tf event, strongly emphasized, “IPv6 needs to be part of the conversation during strategic planning in IT,” and identified a need for an IPv6 mandate for all networks to achieve an “improved state of cybersecurity.”


Tony also mentioned that he was working diligently on  the Modernization of Government Act and suspects the bill will be reintroduced during the Trump administration with broad bi-partisan support.  IPv6 was a mandate in his version of the Act for all new IT projects and the NAv6tf team are delighted to watch this bill make its way through congress in the near future.

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2017 North American IPv6 Summit – en Español

En la Cumbre IPv6 de este año celebraremos todo lo que se ha logrado con respecto al despliegue de IPv6. También discutiremos los retos pendientes para la adopción de IPv6. El evento de la Cumbre IPv6 de este año se centrará en los logros que se han logrado en los últimos años y que han impulsado el crecimiento acelerado del tráfico de Internet con IPv6. En el evento se celebrará el trabajo duro realizado por proveedores de servicio de banda ancha, operadores móviles, proveedores de contenido en línea, redes de distribución de contenido, fabricantes de equipos, de sistemas operativos y muchos otros.

A continuación presentamos una lista de temas que nos gustaría que las presentaciones cubrieran:

  • Ejemplos de adopciones ejemplares de Ipv6.
  • Mejores prácticas para el despliegue y la promoción de la adopción de IPv6.
  • Métodos que han impulsado un mayor uso de IPv6.
  • Tendencias actuales en la adopción de IPv6 y proyecciones futuras del crecimiento de IPv6.
  • Tareas pendientes para la comunidad IPv6, desafíos para IPv6, siguientes pasos.
  • Ayuda en el despliegue IPv6 en redes empresariales.
  • Ejemplos de cómo se usan los entornos de sólo-IPv6.

Habrá una sola sesión de presentaciones durante los 2 días.

Registro: El sitio de inscripción estará disponible en breve. El registro del evento estará en línea por $200 /persona para el evento de 2 días.

Fechas: 25 y 26 de abril de 2017.

Horarios: Registro y café de 8:00 am a 9:00 am, el primer keynote comienza a las 9:00 am, presentaciones durante todo el día terminando a las 5:00 pm.

Dirección: 605 West Maude Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA. CP. 94085.

Estacionamiento: Estacionamiento gratuito en su estacionamiento de 4 pisos.

Comidas proporcionadas: Por la mañana café / jugo / agua / té; almuerzo completo; refrescos / agua y galletas en la tarde.

Cada asistente recibirá una camiseta personalizada para el evento.

Registe for NAv6tf event in Sunnyvale, CA

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2017 North American IPv6 Summit

The North American IPv6 Summit is designed to educate you about IPv6 and the current state of IPv6 adoption. IPv6 networking professionals ranging from technology leaders, system architects, technical engineers, and researchers attend this 2-day event.

The 2017 IPv6 Summit event twill focus on the accomplishments been made in recent years that have driven the accelerating growth in IPv6 Internet traffic, and discuss remaining challenges. The event will celebrate the hard work performed by broadband service providers, mobile carriers, online content providers, content distribution networks, equipment manufacturers, operating system manufacturers, and numerous others.

Top Three Need To Know

  • Two-day (4/25 and 4/26) single track session on IPv6 with a variety of speakers
  • This year’s event is going to be in Sunnyvale, California at LinkedIn HQ
  • Leave room in your suitcase for a new and fantastic IPv6 t-shirt and some old recycled CAv6tf laptop stickers

2017 Topics

  • Examples of exemplary IPv6 adoption
  • Best practices for IPv6 deployment and promotion of IPv6 adoption
  • Methods that have driven increased usage of IPv6
  • Current IPv6 adoption trends and future projections of IPv6 growth
  • Tasks remaining for the IPv6 community, challenges for IPv6, next steps
  • Furthering IPv6 deployment in enterprise networks
  • Examples of how IPv6-only environments are being used


Registration: The registration site will be available soon. Event registration will be online for $200/person for the 2-day event.

Dates: April 25 & 26, 2017 (Tuesday and Wednesday)

Times: Registration and coffee from 8:00AM to 9:00AM, first keynote starts at 9:00AM, presentations throughout the day ending at 5:00PM

Address: LinkedIn HQ @605 West Maude Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA 94085

Parking: Free Parking in their 4-story parking garage

Meals Provided: In the morning coffee/juice/water/tea, full lunch, sodas/water and cookies in afternoon

Attire: Everyone receives a custom t-shirt for the event!  Yes, I said a t-shirt.



George Usi,
California IPv6 Task Force

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IPv6 Allocation Best Practices

I have been receiving frequent questions around IPv6 allocations as of late which is a good indicator that more enterprises are researching IPv6 adoption at the fringe. Take some time to review the ARIN wiki IPv6 allocation best practices to make sure your IPv6 deployment goes smoothly.

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FacebookEventSCALE_20160511ACAv6tf attended Facebook’s “NETWORKING @SCALE” invite-only event this Tuesday and Wednesday where engineers and scientists from multiple companies collaborated on ways to build and manage large-scale service networks for millions of users and applications that are built upon the next generation Internet.

Marking Facebook’s 2nd anniversary of this event, we heard presentations regarding Software Defined Networking, 60GHz wireless networks, creation of new routing protocols, and convergence of servers,  switching, and routing to solve complex engineering challenges.  Engineers from Facebook, Akamai, Juniper, and Comcast, to name a few, were badged and in attendance.

At this week’s event, Facebook’s research division presented their recently announced Terragraph and ARIES terrestrial connectivity projects and shared some of the engineering challenges they have overcome in order to deliver consistently high-bandwidth internet experiences for the underserved internet users located around the globe.

Also, NASA JPL Scientist, Dr. Luther Beegle, was in attendance to present network and operational challenges in InterPlanetary Networking (IPN).   His work on the Mars Future Rover plans for 2020 Launch highlighted the networks required to connect and conduct work for the SHERLOC spectrometer optical system.  Latency and intermittent communication loss are important store-and-forward problems network operators must deal with both on Mars and here on Earth. Much to the enjoyment of all attendees, Dr. Beegle discussed his project and networking methods used in orbital networking.

You can check out the abstract for Facebook’s Terragraph/ARIES project here.

You can visit the Mars 2020 Mission Page and SHERLOC abstract here.

UPDATED 2016.08.30!  Full multimedia content from @SCALE event here.

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