NEW HAMPSHIRE- USA - TOKYO – BEIJING - LUXEMBOURG, September 7, 2011– The IPv6 Forum launches the son of Moonv6 http://www.moonv6.org/ which was initiated by Jim Bound († 2009) back in 2004 as the largest permanently deployed multi-vendor IPv6 network in the world led by the North American IPv6 Task Force and the University of New Hampshire - InterOperability Laboratory (UNH-IOL), Internet2, vendors, service providers and regional IPv6 Forum Task Force network pilots worldwide.
In the memory of Jim Bound, this project will be called BOUNDv6. Jim in his interview with NetworkWorld back in 2004 had the vision and the audacity to make big things happen:http://www.networkworld.com/news/2004/092704ipv6qa.html?nl
The goal of the Boundv6 network is to create a permanent multi-vendor network environment connecting initially IPv6 Ready Logo approved labs and USG approved labs where the community can test IPv6 enabled applications and devices in meaningful test scenarios which will form the base of the NEW INTERNET.
Boundv6 is targeted at Government and critical networks, Enterprise, ISPs and Apps Developers. The biggest challenge will be that all implementations will be encouraged to have security built-in on all tested cases.
Boundv6 is supported by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the US Government Defense Research and Engineering Network (DREN).
"The Boundv6 effort will form an important adjunct to the USGv6 product testing program in helping Government agencies achieve their 2012 and 2014 IPv6 deployment mandates. NIST hopes to facilitate broader USG participation and use of the BoundV6 network to perform vital integration testing of the IPv6 enabled services necessary to achieve these goals." states Doug Montgomery, Manager Internet and Scalable Systems Research and USGv6 Project Lead, National Institute of Standards and Technology.
“IPv6 is ready for prime time, but some business models and applications are not ready for IPv6. Boundv6 presents a great opportunity for validation and testing for the next phase of implementations.” states Ron Broersma, Chief Engineer, Defence Research and Engineering Network (DREN)
“IPv6 should be deployed “native” to sustain the current Internet business models worldwide. Boundv6 will lay a permanent ground for parity check of the current business models.” states Latif Ladid, President, IPv6 Forum, Senior Researcher at University of Luxembourg, Security and Trust (SnT) Center. Emeritus Trustee, Internet Society (ISOC)
To join Boundv6, please visit www.Boundv6.org
Erica Johnson, Director
BOUNDv6 Project Lead
UNH InterOperability Laboratory (UNH-IOL)