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InternetNZ to host IPv6 workshop

Media Release – August 2, 2007 – InternetNZ (The Internet Society of New Zealand) will host a technical workshop next week on IPv6 - the next generation Internet addressing protocol.

The five day workshop runs from 6 – 10 August 2007. It is
being sponsored by InternetNZ, FX Networks and the Crown-owned REANNZ (Research br />and Education Advanced Network New Zealand).

The technical workshop is being delivered by two offshore experts
on IPv6 - Faraz Shamim from Cisco Systems and Gaurab Upadaya from Packet
Clearing House. InternetNZ Councillor Jonny Martin says the workshop provides
an excellent opportunity for technically-minded people to get hands-on IPv6
experience from these two world experts.

A range of technical issues will be covered including IPv6 design and
addressing, IPv6 neighbour discovery, IPv6 stateless auto-configuration and
mobile IPv6. Much of the workshop will involve hands-on work with network
equipment from Cisco Systems.

With IPv4 addresses predicted to run out between late 2009
and 2011 the aim of the workshop is to encourage awareness and deployment of
IPv6 among network operators, says Martin.

IPv6 has several benefits over IPv4 the current Internet
protocol version, says Martin. “It provides a much larger address space, which
will be required if we wish to see the internet to continue to grow in the way
it has to date.”

REANNZ Operations Manager Mark Cordy says all of New Zealand
will eventually benefit from the implementation of IPv6.

“The KAREN network (Kiwi Advanced Research and Education
Network) is the first in New
Zealand with international native IPv6
capabilities, so in the short-term our research and education sector will
benefit from being compatible with their Asian and European collaborators and
technology companies.”

InternetNZ Executive Director Keith Davidson thanks FX
Networks and REANNZ for their sponsorship of the technical workshop.

Workshop places are strictly limited to 28. More information
is available on InternetNZ’s website at


What: Five day, hands-on
workshop - IPv6 lab equipment, for up to 28 participants

Where: InternetNZ, 10th
Floor, Exchange Place,
5 – 7 Willeston St, Wellington

When: 6 – 10 August 2007

Who: Any technical people
wanting to gain in depth knowledge of IPv6

For more information:

Keith Davidson
Executive Director
021 377 587

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