IPv6 Forum and ISC Forge New Alliance
Leading organisations work together to promote New Generation Internet
Redwood City, CA -- The IPv6 Forum and Internet Software Consortium (ISC) today announced that they have formed an alliance to promote the New Generation Internet, or Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6). The first joint project under the new alliance will be to advance the development and implementation of ISC's BIND9 for IPv6 to enable direct access the IPv6 DNS names for the new applications. The new alliance plays a key role in driving accelerated adoption of IPv6 towards actualization in the marketplace.
"Teaming up with ISC is one of the strategic steps in strengthening IPv6 deployment" said Latif Ladid, president of the IPv6 Forum. "ISC's BIND9 software is a fundamental piece in the IPv6 Forum's strategy to foster IPv6 awareness in every strategic business or public sector."
"This alliance with ISC will assist the IPv6 Forum to further market our objectives and missions expediently and professionally and to help initiate IPv6 adoption", stated Jim Bound, Chair of the IPv6 Forum Technical Directorate and the North American IPv6 Task Force.
Paul Vixie, Chairman of ISC, Inc., said "IPv6 is real, and it's here, and we're glad to be working alongside The IPv6 Forum to define and deploy Domain Name System (DNS) support for IPv6 deployment. ISC's mission is to create and maintain high quality open source reference implementations of core Internet protocols, and IPv6 support for DNS in our BIND9 system is a perfect example of this."
About IPv6 Forum
The IPv6 Forum is a world-wide consortium of over 150 leading Internet service vendors, NRENs and international ISPs, with a clear mission to promote IPv6 by improving market and user awareness, creating a quality and secure Next Generation Internet and allowing world-wide equitable access to knowledge and technology. IPv6 Summits are organized by the IPv6 Forum and staged in various locations around the world to provide industry and market with the best available information on this rapidly advancing technology. http://www.ipv6forum.com
ISC was founded in 1993 to develop and publish high quality reference implementations of core Internet protocols including DNS and DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol). ISC's DNS implementation, called BIND, was originally developed at UC Berkeley as part of the BSD (Berkeley Software Distribution) system, and has subsequently been completely rewritten at ISC. Most DNS servers on the Internet run BIND or BIND- derived software. Currently there are only 13 root servers, from A to M, in the world. ISC operates and maintains the F-root server. ISC's reference implementation of DHCP is the de facto standard for all UNIX and UNIX-like systems including Linux and BSD. http://www.isc.org
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