Session 2014

Time Business Track Technical Track
09.00 Welcome
Silvia Hagen, Chair Swiss IPv6 Council
Presentation of Sponsors
09.15 – 09.45 Prof. Dr.-Ing. Daniel Schilberg, Managing Director IMA
How the Internet of Things Saves Lifes
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10.00 – 10.30 Alain Fiocco, Sr Director, Cisco IPv6 High Impact Project
Why IPv6-centric Architectures are so important IPv4 exhaustion and IPv6 transition is one of the most challenging technology transitions the Internet and IT industry have ever confronted. Although IPv6 has been specified two decades ago, its deployment and customer transition have not happened fast enough to cope with the tremendous growth of the Internet and the exhaustion of IPv4 address space. The industry has rallied together to enable IPv6 in production across the Internet, and since World IPv6 Launch (June 6th, 2012) the Internet is now a dual-stack global communication system, but the job of enabling IPv6 must be completed. The first part of this presentation provides a deployment status update based on data gathered over the last few years and made available on It details deployments statistics on Network, Content and End-Users adoption, and will provide some forecast of what the Internet world will look like few years ahead. It will then explain why the deployment of IPv6 Centric architectures is so critical in restoring the long gone Internet end-to-end principles, yet absolutely necessary to enable at global scale a new communication and application paradigm, driven by new breeds of devices and application deployment models. This innovative IPv6 Centric approach is being used by service providers and very large scale datacenters to scale their operation, but moreover to provide new innovative services with the required speed and agility enabled by remarkably simple and elegant designs.With the emergence of the Internet of Everything (people, things, data and processes), pervasive IPv6 deployment is becoming a necessity to connect the “yet unconnected” and unleash its full potential in terms of growth, application innovation and business models.
Thorsten Jäger, Manager Systems Engineering, Fortinet
Performance testing of Security Devices – When Datasheet meets Reality
Testing and validation of next-generation firewalls under realistic conditions is a must for manufacturers and users . Firstly, values ​​must be validated, and secondly customers need assurance in their projects that a system is able to scale even under load and has no issues and bugs. Tests should not be done only with TCP or UDP packets, but through realistic network protocol and application behavior.
It is shown how modern testing tools generate IPv6 applications run under “real -life” conditions. It shows which parameters have to be considered and tested and why an RFC 2544 test is no longer sufficient. In a live-demo, IPv6-based “real-life” application traffic will be generated with a load-generator and tested against a DUT (device-under-test).
10.45 – 11.15 Martijn Bellaard, Lead Architect at TriOpSys
How to get from IPv4 to IPv6! Your IPv6 Project, How-To
You want to transition from IPv4 to IPv6, but don’t know where to start and how to get there? How and where do you get your IPv6 range? Do you need to buy new equipment or are there other options? Is this a network project or not? What does it take for a successful transition to IPv6? Martijn Bellaard will answer all these questions and more in an informative session about the starting point, pitfalls and steps necessary for a successful change project to IPv6. This session will provide the information you need to start and complete a successful IPv6 project.
Andrew Yourtchenko, Technical Leader, Cisco
IPv6 WiFi in High Density: Getting beyond the 10K High-density WiFi deployments bring interesting challenges, which require changing the defaults of the IPv6 protocol to provide the best user experience and the battery life of the devices. We will look at some of areas of IPv6 that warrant consideration, and discuss the reasons. Though most important in high density environments, these ideas can help tune any enterprise, campus, or even some home networks as well. The information based on the practical experiences implementing the IPv6 wireless networks with 10K+ hosts: CiscoLive Europe, FOSDEM, Mobile World Congress.
11.30 – 12.00 Aviv Abramovich, Product Manager, Check Point
IPv6 Security Challenges and Solutions
This presentation will review most common security challenges in deploying IPv6 networks, discuss key security vulnerabilities related to IPv6 implementations and review Check Point’s approach and solutions.
Jan Žorž, ISOC
Generic IPv6 Troubleshooting Procedures for Helpdesks
This presentation provides a starting point for technical support staff at ISPs or enterprise IT helpdesks in supporting IPv6. Problems with IPv6 are rare, but fear of the unknown has prevented or delayed many organizations from rolling out IPv6 to their users, when all technical problems have been solved. This presentation provides a solid first step for front-line support personnel, including wide market experience and best practices.
12.00 – 13.15 Lunch Break
13.15 – 14.00 Jan Zorz, ISOC
Live Demo – Living with a v6-only smart phone since 2010
Mobile operators have said they can’t start selling IPv6 phones and data packages because some applications – including Skype – don’t work on IPv6-only networks.This is a live demo showing exactly how this can work using 464XLAT to make IPv4-only applications like Skype work on an IPv6-only mobile phone.

Silvia Hagen, Sunny Connection AG

IPv6 Case Studies – an Overview
Nobody is doing IPv6, why should I invest in it? We keep hearing this again and again. But fact is, many large organizations are deep into the planning, some even already in the deployment stage. Instead of having just one big case study, this session gives an overview of some interesting projects in Switzerland. They show that quite a number of large, and also non-IT related organizations are seeing the need to plan for and deploy IPv6. Some interesting international case studies are also presented.
14.15 – 14.45 Alain Fiocco, Sr Director, Cisco IPv6 High Impact Project
IPv6 @ Cisco IT
Like any organization deploying IPv6, Cisco needed to develop a strategy that was unique to both their internal, and customer facing needs.The transition to IPv6 affects the entire enterprise network, which connects 450 Cisco offices in 90 countries. More than 180,000 people connect to the Cisco corporate network, including 68,000 employees, 20,000 channel partners, more than 100 application service providers, and approximately 200 development partners.Both Cisco’s internal and external plans place a large emphasis on end-to-end security and testing.In the session we will share Architectural choices, details of implementations, as well as lessons learnt.
Gert Döring
Homenet: Autoconfiguring Networks – The Challenge with multiple Routers and Uplinks
In todays Homenetworks it is not unusual to cascade multiple routers. With IPv4, this usually works through cascaded NAT and DHCP. With IPv6 this should become easier. The Homenet architecture designed by the IETF is a possible solution, how multiple routers can detect the network topology, configure IPv6 networks for all connected segments and manage multiple uplinks.
This presentation shows examples of a typical enduser infrastructure, explains the Homenet approach and presents some realworld experiences with implementations based on OpenWRT.
15.00 – 15.30 Ferenc Csorba, RIPE NCC
IPv6 Addressing

RIPE NCC is the Regional Internet Registry responsible for IPv6 distribution in Europe, Middle East and Central Asia. We build awareness among all Internet stakeholders of the need to deploy IPv6. At this moment, RIPE NCC has over 10.000 members. 69% of these members have a block of IPv6 addresses.

The first hurdle of an IPv6 deployment is building a scalable IPv6 addressing plan. Since there are so many addresses and distribution is done in subnets, a lot of engineers and architects see this phase of the deployment as one of the most challenging.

RIPE will shine a light on current best practices, and explain where customers can get IPv6 address space and what the available options and processes are.

Steve Simlo, IPv6 Product Manager, Cisco
IPv6 and IP Multicast… better together?
This presentation will look at the role played by IP multicast in IPv6 deployments. We will examine the combination from two standpoints:An insight will be given into the ways in which IP multicast is optimized for data plane services in an IPv6 environment. The specific enhancements that IPv6 brings to IPmc service delivery will be explained and some deployment recommendations will be given.A brief discussion will be provided of how IPmc works to help the IPv6 control plane. A brief mention of the main considerations to look for will be provided.This session has been moved from the technical to the business track in order to make space for the panel.
15.45 – 16.15 Jan Žorž, ISOC
The story of RIPE-501/554 – or How to talk to your Vendor
RIPE554 is a very helpful document that can be used as a template and starting point to define the RFC requirements for your devices. In this talk I go back in time and tell how it all started, what was the incentive, how we built a team of authors and what the RIPE community process of consensus building looked like. Then I go into the document itself, describe the structure and what it contains, point out some challenges and also why it is so popular and used frequently around the world.
Martijn Bellaard, Lead Architect at TriOpSys
How to configure IPv6 in a Microsoft environment
The best way to answer this question is to show you! During a live demo session Martijn Bellaard will configure a Microsoft infrastructure to use IPv6. Martijn is lead architect at TriOpSys and has a lot of hands-on experience with IPv6.Do you use a Microsoft product? Do you use Active Directory? Do you use Exchange? Do you have an IIS server running? Are your clients running Windows 7 or 8? If your answer is yes to one or more of these questions and you want to use IPv6, then don’t miss this session. The following Microsoft products will be configured live:
- Windows Server 2012 R2 Network Configuration
– Windows Server 2012 R2 DHCPv6
– Windows Server 2012 R2 DNS
– Windows Server 2012 R2 Active Directory
including some IPv6 GPO settings
– Windows Server 2012 R2 RDS
– Windows 7 & 8
– Exchange 2013
– Internet Information ServiceThis session will be a mix between using the GUI and PowerShell commands so you will have a clear idea how to configure IPv6 in a Microsoft environment and the tools you can use.
16.30 – 17.00 Gert Döring
Why IPv6 isn’t selling
Trying to ‘sell IPv6′ has been a spectacular failure, for over 15 years now. This talk explains where the fundamental mistake of the ‘wait for customer demand’ approach is, how other incompatible technology changes have been made a success, and what other approaches to IPv6 will be more likely to succeed.
Martijn Bellaard, Lead Architect at TriOpSys
How to configure IPv6 in a Microsoft environment

17.00- 18.00 Snacks, Drinks and Networking

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