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RedIRIS, the Spanish NREN, introduces native IPv6
Posted by: JuanQuemada on Wednesday, July 16, 2003 - 09:49 AM
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Since May 2003, RedIRIS, the Spanish NREN has installed dual IPv4/IPv6 stack, providing since then native IPv6 connectivity to universities and research centers in Spain, which are now able to exchange natively IPv4 or IPv6 packets.

Since May 2003, RedIRIS, the Spanish NREN has installed dual IPv4/IPv6 stack, providing since then native IPv6 connectivity to universities and research centers in Spain, which are now able to exchange natively IPv4 or IPv6 packets. The interior routing protocol used is IS-IS, with basic IPv6 prefix route filters configured at access points.

RedIRIS provides, amongs others, a Network Time Protocol (NTP) service to synchronize clocks of hosts and routers for the RedIRIS community. Several tests have been done to evaluate the NTPv6 implementation and the results showed that it performs slightly better than IPv4. Since May 2003, NTPv6 is available in the RedIRIS network. The Domain Name Service is also provided both IPv4 and IPv6.

This Spanish IPv6 connectivity crosses domains, and it is worth pointing out that RedIRIS was the first European NREN (National Research and Education Network) to establish a native IPv6 BGP peering with G»ANT ( the pan-European research network), which is complemented with other IPv6 tunnel connections with RETINA (Argentinian NREN), REUNA (Chilean NREN) and CUDI (Mexican NREN).

RedIRIS has also played an important role launching and promotioning the IPv6 initiative at ESPANIX (Spanish Internet Exchange Point ). At this moment, three peerings have been established with commercial providers.

As a proof of maturity of the network, RedIRIS joined with ARNES (the Slovenian NREN) and DANTE (the pan-European advanced research and education networking organization) in setting a record for the single stream IPv6 category of the Internet2 Land Speed Record, in October 2002 (although this record has since been beaten again).

 
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