Below is a collection of IPv6 related white papers, documents, websites and organisations.
Documents, Papers and Research
Click on a heading to find out more.
Infographics and Diagrams
Information for Governments
|Services in IPv6-only Networks
||Second document of a two part series written by RIPE NCC intern Joris Claassen (September 2012)
|IPv6 Connectivity and the History of IPv6 at the RIPE NCC
||First in a two part series looking at the RIPE NCC’s IPv6 deployment history, written by intern Joris Claassen (June 2012)
|RIPE NCC IPv6 Capacity Building Activities
||This RIPE Document outlines the RIPE NCC’s capacity building work and gives an overview of what steps are being taken to ensure all stakeholders are aware of why they need to deploy IPv6 and have access to the knowledge they need.
|IPv6 for Decision Makers
||The RIPE NCC’s IPv6 for Decision Makers brochure offers an overview of what managers and other key decision makers need to know when it comes to IPv6 deployment
|SURFNET’s IPv6 Addressing Plan
||A manual to help you create an IPv6 addressing plan.
|SURFNET’s IPv6 Deployment in LANs
||SURFNET’s comprehensive document about deploying IPv6 in Local Area Networks (LANs).
|Requirements For IPv6 in ICT Equipment
||RIPE Document on requirements for IPv6 in ICT Equipment.
|IPv6 for All
||ISOC Argentina, in cooperation with the 6DEPLOY project, has released a new IPv6 Book “IPv6 for All: A Guide for IPv6 Usage and Application in Different Environments”.
|ICANN’s Beginner’s Guide to IP Addresses
||A basic overview of IP addresses, their distribution and why we need to deploy IPv6 – a great guide for non-technical stakeholders.
|The end of IPv4? Migration paths to IPv6
||White Paper about various techniques for IPv6 Migration, IPv4 Preservation and IPv4/IPv6 Translation such as Large Scale NAT (LSN), Dual-Stack Lite (DS-Lite), NAT64, DNS64, 6rd, SLB-PT and more.
|The Second Internet
||A book that thoroughly covers all the important aspects of transitioning to IPv6.
|IETF IPv6 Operations
||List of all the RFCs and drafts related to IPv6 deployment.
|Operational Security Capabilities for IPv6 Network Infrastructure
||An IETF Internet-Draft analysing operational security issues throughout a network (service providers, enterprises and residential users) and proposes technical and procedural mitigation techniques.
Organisations and Projects
||APNIC’s Chief Scientist’s, Geoff Huston, personal site. Includes a series of research/stats articles on transition techniques and more.
||The RIPE NCC’s platform for network operators, developers and industry experts to expose, test and discuss innovative Internet-related tools, ideas and analysis. Contains statistics and analysis on IPv6.
||The Internet Society’s (ISOC) dedicated IPv6 website.
|6SOS: IPv6 Servicio de Información y Soporte
||A Spanish website providing information about IPv6, help for setting up IPv6, demonstrations, FAQs and other documents.
||Multilingual website explaining the phase-out of the 6Bone (the first IPv6 experimental network).
Mailing Lists and Forums
||6DEPLOY is a project funded by the European Union to provide IPv6 training and support for deployments to network operators, service providers and industry throughout the world.
||The United States Department of Defense’s IPv6 information portal, including a wide variety of information about planning for IPv6 deployment and installing, configuring, securing, and testing IPv6 products, services, and networks.
||IPv6 products, community and services.
||A not-for-profit institution whose mission is to create an open platform for knowledge and service exchange between its members, and to push IPv6 deployment in Slovenia.
|IPv6 To Standard
||A webpage featuring a database of IPv6-enabled products, applications and services, with the references to the relevant RFCs.
|Men & Mice
||The Men & Mice website offers a whitepaper and screencast outlining stepwise approach to IPv6 migration and planning.
||The IPv6 Worldwide Monitoring Study’s website. The European Commission commissioned inno to monitor the progress of IPv6 deployment around the world for the next 2 years. inno is supported by the University of Luxembourg and the Beijing Internet Institute.
||The RIPE IPv6 Working Group’s mailing list enables the RIPE community to discuss IPv6 policy and operational issues.
|RIPE Address Policy WG
||The RIPE Address Policy Working Group mailing list enables the RIPE community to discuss and develop RIPE policies.
||The IPv6-Ops mailing list is for people who already deploy IPv6. Its focus is on technical and operational issues and the development of the production IPv6 Internet cloud.