SOI Asia IPv6-only Network One-day Workshop 2007 
July 31 - August 2, 7-9, 14-16, 2007

The time has come for us to do another major change in the operation of our network, which is to start IPv6 only operation. In this operation, SOI Asia will use only IPv6 in class operations, and partner sites will use IPv6 to access the Internet. The objective is so we can gain a complete experience in operating and using this next generation Internet protocol and to contribute to the Internet research community.

We have been building the momentum for IPv6 only operation for several years. We introduced IPv6 operation in 1999 with our AI3 6Bone test bed. In SOI Asia, we started to introduce IPv6 to the operators with the SOI Asia Advanced Operators Workshop 2004. Since then, we have incorporated IPv6 in the SOI Asia Workshop curriculum. As a result of this process, we have started the IPv6 multicast operation in our network and stopped using IPv4 multicast in 2005.

The momentum brings us the the next step: IPv6 operation in both multicast and unicast. SOI Asia team has confirmed that class operations can be done in IPv6, both the multicast and unicast. We also have the means to access IPv4 Internet from IPv6 Internet.

As a step toward realizing the IPv6 only operation, we plan to hold one-day workshops on how to migrate the current SOI Asia network for the IPv6 only operation. We hope that at least one operator from each partner will participate in this workshop so he/she can implement the migration by September 2007.



Program Co-chairs: Achmad Husni Thamrin, Achmad Basuki (Keio University)







39 participants from 14 organizations in 7 countries are joining the program as follows;