*** the draft BPF output is up for public input on the IGF review platform
Devices connect to the Internet via numerical Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. The growth and expansion of the Internet has virtually exhausted the pool of undistributed IP addresses we use today on the Internet, which is Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4). The new version of IP addresses, Internet Protocol version 6 or IPv6 is available. which addresses this exhaustion. The IPv6 space is huge and the number of available addresses largely covers current and future demand.
Scope and Goal
In 2015, the BPF IPv6 discussed "Why adopt IPv6?" and collected best practice examples of initiatives that help to create enabling environments for IPv6 adoption, for example IPv6 Task Forces and capacity building projects.
This year's BPF IPv6 will focus on the economic incentives and commercial drivers behind the decision to adopt IPv6. When a company or an organisation decides to deploy IPv6 on it's network, other non-technical reasons play a role in the decisionmaking process.
The BPF IPv6 wants to reach out to companies and organisations that commercially deployed IPv6 and are willing to share their experiences.
The BPF IPv6 is an open bottom-up process to collect best practices and present them as a useful and tangible output of the 2016 IGF. If you want to contribute, assist in reaching out to the commercial and business community, take part in the brainstorming and help to shape the 2016 BPF outcome document, you should join the "bp_ipv6" mailing list and participate in the regular virtual meetings.
How to Participate?
Sign-up to the mailing list:
Join Virtual Webex calls:
You receive invitations and istructions to join the calls on the mailing list.
Call for contributions:
Summaries or Virtual meetings:
- 23 June 2016: Summary - 2016 IGF BPF IPv6 Virtual Meeting I (23 June 2016)
- 2 July 2016: Summary - 2016 IGF BPF IPv6 Virtual Meeting II (2 July 2016)
- 3 August 2016: Summary - 2016 IGF BPF IPv6 Virtual Meeting III (3 August 2016)
- 24 August 2016 - noon UTC: Summary - 2016 IGF BPF IPv6 Virtual Meeting IV (24 August 2016)
- 7 September 2016 - 2pm UTC: Summary - 2016 IGF BPF IPv6 Virtual Meeting V (7 Sept. 2016)
- 28 September 2016: (details will be announced on the mailing list)
- 12 October 2016: (details will be announced on the mailing list)
- 9 November 2016: (details will be announced on the mailing list)
Online working space:
To keep the drafting process as open, transparent and collaborative as possible, the BPF most of the BPF's work is done online. Below are the main working documents:
- Brainstorming document ( link - google doc ) doc. open for comments
- Questions for case studies ( available in different formats )
- Overview of case studies : link - google doc
- Draft document : link - google doc doc. open for comments
- Appendix to IGF 2015 : link - google doc doc. open for comments
BPF IPv6 workshop at the 2016 IGF meeting
The date and time of the worshop (90 mins) will be announced closer to the meeting.
Contact and coordination
MAG Coordinators: Ms. Izumi Okutani and Mr. Sumon A. Sabir
IGF BPF IPv6 Consultant: Mr. Wim Degezelle ( firstname.lastname@example.org )