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Internet2 Members Participate in DoD Project to Evaluate IPv6 Interoperability
Posted by: istadmin on Sunday, December 07, 2003 - 10:56 AM
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Internet2 announced this week that more than 10 members of its membership are participating in the Moonv6 project, a large-scale implementation of the next-generation Internet Protocol. Moonv6 is a collaborative effort with the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), the North American IPv6 Task Force (NAv6TF), the University of New Hampshire InterOperability Lab (UNH-IOL) and the Joint Interoperability Testing Command (JITC) to evaluate Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) in support of network-centric military operations.

Moonv6, a multi-site IPv6 network, tests the interoperability of numerous IPv6 implementations and is the largest multi-vendor IPv6 network to date. The project will provide strong support for IPv6 by testing and demonstrating its effectiveness under everyday circumstances.

A majority of the testing is being conducted on the Internet2 Abilene network a nationwide 10 gigabit per second (Gbps) high-performance network. In addition to the Abilene Network, Internet2 has 26 connectors, 24 peers and 34 members IPv6 enabled.

“Internet2’s participation in Moonv6 has helped to showcase not only the readiness but the effectiveness of the next-generation Internet,” said Ben Schultz at University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory. “Internet2 continues to play a crucial role in helping us bring together university, industry and government organizations to demonstrate that IPv6 is ready for wide-area deployment throughout North America and the world.”

For the full press release, see here.

 
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