ISC salutes new era of IPv6 in growth of the Internet
Redwood City, CA – February 4, 2011 – ISC salutes new era of IPv6 in
growth of the Internet
Today’s announcement by IANA and the NRO regarding the exhaustion of the IPv4 address pool at the IANA central repository is a landmark event in the history of the Internet. It highlights the importance to the Industry of using the IPv6 protocol in addition to the current IPv4 to ensure continued growth and development.
"Like any new challenge, this one will require a coordinated effort." stated Paul Vixie, ISC Chairman and Chief Scientist. "ISC is a leading Internet infrastructure organization that has a long history with IPv6. We look forward to the opportunity of helping all Internet players in this new era."
The first ISC product to offer IPv6 support was BIND, the undisputed leader in DNS software, in 2000. In 2002, ISC began testing IPv6 on our F-root nameservers running BIND 9. In 2008, the F-root nameserver was announced by IANA to be among the first root nameservers to support IPv6 in production.
ISC DHCP was next. IPv6 support was added to DHCP in 2007. ISC AFTR, network software designed specifically to ease transition to an IPv6 backbone network, was released in 2009, and SNS - ISC's DNS hosting service - has supported IPv6 since its inception in 2010. ISC has created services to share our knowledge such as IPv6 training and consulting and resiliency services such as SNS. We continuously update our software with new IPv6 features as standards evolve. DNS64, necessary for NAT64, is scheduled for release in BIND early this year. DHCP 4.2.1 will introduce compatibility with 6rd, another transitional IPv6 mechanism.
"ISC is excited to share our knowledge and experience with IPv6." commented Barry Greene, ISC president. "Everyone needs the Internet. The Internet needs IPv6. Supporting Internet growth and resiliency is an essential element of the ISC mission. We’re ready to help."
The first in a series of web seminars discussing operational issues, concerns and requirements will be held on February 16. For more
information, visit our website.
Internet Systems Consortium (ISC) is a non‐profit 501(c)(3) public benefit corporation widely known for world‐class Internet software
engineering and network operations. Its founders include key Internet pioneers Rick Adams, Paul Vixie, and Carl Malamud with other key Internet luminaries, Dave Farber, Stephen Wolff and Fred Baker serving on its Board.
ISC software, of which BIND and ISC DHCP are the two best‐known examples, is always opensource. Our passion is Internet core technology. Our widely‐imitated Managed Open Source process ensures the quality of our software while keeping it completely open and available. ISC operates high‐reliability global networks of DNS root servers (F‐root) and authoritative DNS servers (SNS@ISC) both for non‐profit and commercial enterprises. ISC continues to be involved in Internet protocol and standards development, particularly in the areas of DNSSEC and IPv6. ISC is supported by donations from generous sponsors, by program membership fees, and by specific fees for services. For program or donation information, please visit our website at http://www.isc.org.
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