After a long preparation, we are almost ready to begin providing IPv6 service. We originally planned to be ready by the end of August, but due to various delays we are currently about one month behind schedule. Our remaining steps are:
* complete replacement of existing border router
* request IPv6 blocks from campus
* configure IPv6 routing
* begin providing IPv6 connectivity
We anticipate that in the best case scenario we may be ready for early deployments as soon as late September, although October may be a more reasonable estimate if further complications arise.
Our plan, once the routing core has been enabled for IPv6, is to start with small deployments on our backend infrastructure networks and also for research groups which have been waiting some time for IPv6. These initial deployments will be barebones “plumbing only” and likely will not include automatic IP address assignments (DHCP/SLAAC) or name services (DNS). When those services are ready, we will begin a large-scale deployment of IPv6 to the public production networks.
If you are interested in IPv6, please take a moment to fill out the survey linked here. This will help us gauge interest and let us know who to reach out to for the initial deployments.
If you have any questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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