Right before Father’s Day is another, lesser-known, notable occasion, namely World IPv6 day, which is acknowledged around the globe June 8 to meet the demand for more IP addresses.
Vendors, service and content providers worldwide will turn on their IPv6 services in recognition of the day. Juniper Networks is one of many vendors participating in the event, and currently has its own IPv6 version of its main website. However, on June 8 its site www.juniper.net will be accessible in both IPv4 and IPv6.
“In order to deliver the content over IPv6, what we’re doing is using a technology called translator in the cloud,” said Alain Durand, principal networking architect and software engineering director at Juniper Networks told InternetNews.com. “We have a machine that will face the IPv6 world and then translate those connections into IPv4 connections.”
Neustar is also hosting an information event on the transition to IPv6 in honor of World IPv6 Day. June 7 is the date of the event and will feature DNS expert and author Cricket Liu. He will provide insight on topics including:
- IPv6 basics
- Running name servers on IPv6
- Setting up forward and reverse mapping with AAA and PTR records
- Registering and delegating IPv6
Durand told InternetNews.com companies don’t have to move entire infrastructures to IPv6 to be IPv6 enabled.
He noted it will take a lot of resources to transition to IPv6 and the main challenge is to get more content available over IPv6.