2008 Speakers & Presentations

Event Kickoff & Opening Remarks: Scott Hogg

Scott Hogg – 2009 IPv6 Introduction

Keynote: IPv6 Acceptance: The Stages of Grief – Tony Hain – Cisco Systems

Access Presentation for Tony Hain

Mr. Hain is currently the Senior Technical Leader, IPv6 technologies with Cisco Systems. In addition to providing guidance to the various internal product teams, he was also co-chair of the IETF working group developing IPv6 Transition tools. His IETF participation since 1987 includes a term on the Internet Architecture Board from 1997 – 2001. Named an IPv6 Forum Fellow in 2004, he is currently serving as Technology Director on the forum’s North American IPv6 task force steering committee. Prior to joining Cisco in 2001, he spent 5 years at Microsoft where his roles included Program Manager for IPv6, as well as Network Analyst for the CIO’s office. Prior to Microsoft, he was the Associate Network Manager for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Internet effort, ESnet. With this range of roles, spanning the space between the implementation technologists and senior management, he brings a real world viewpoint to the deployment decision process.

As we near the end of the remaining IPv4 free pool, attitudes about IPv6 deployment are slowly shifting. For those that are actively involved with routine IPv4 assignments, the period of denial about the need for IPv6 is over, while for many their peripheral awareness of the issue is eroding their ability to deny the future reality. This talk will deal with the activities in each of the stages of grief that are occurring today as people get on with the business of deploying IPv6. It will also look forward to opportunities that will emerge once the building blocks are in place.


Creating a Practical IPv6 Transition Plan – Jeff Doyle – Jeff Doyle and Associates

Jeff Doyle – IPv6 Transition Training

Jeff Doyle is President of Jeff Doyle and Associates, Inc. Specializing in IP routing protocols, MPLS, and IPv6, Jeff Doyle has designed or assisted in the design of large-scale IP service provider networks throughout North America, Europe, Japan, Korea, Singapore, and the People’s Republic of China. Jeff is the author of CCIE Professional Development: Routing TCP/IP, Volumes I and II; OSPF and IS-IS: Choosing an IGP for Large-Scale Networks; and is an editor and contributing author of Juniper Networks Routers: The Complete Reference. Jeff has presented numerous corporate seminars, and has spoken at NANOG, JANOG, APRICOT, IEEE/OWRA, QUESTnet, and IPv6 Forum conferences worldwide.

Most network operators understand that they must begin planning for IPv6. But how should they go about planning or it, and what timelines should they use? There are some aspects of IPv6 planning that are unique to IPv6, and other aspects that are common to most any network implementation project. This short talk will help you understand the issues of IPv6 implementation planning, the phases of planning, and what considerations must be addressed by a through implementation plan.


IPv6 Security: An Enterprise Perspective – Scott Hogg – GTRI

Scott Hogg – IPv6 Security

Scott Hogg is the Director of Advanced Technology Services for Global Technology Resources, Inc. Scott Hogg has been a network computing consultant for over 15 years. Scott provides network engineering, security consulting, and training services to his clients, focusing on creating reliable, high-performance, secure, manageable, and cost effective network solutions. He has a B.S. in Computer Science from Colorado State University, a M.S. in Telecommunications from the University of Colorado, along with his CCIE (#5133), CISSP (#4610), among many other vendor and industry certifications. Scott has designed, implemented, and troubleshot networks for many large enterprises, service providers, and government organizations. Scott’s current interests are in the areas of Security, IP Multicast, and of course IPv6. For the past 7 years Scott has been researching IPv6 technologies and recently has helped several Federal organizations with their IPv6 planning. Scott has written several whitepapers on IPv6 and has given numerous presentations and demonstrations of IPv6 technologies. He is also currently the Chair of the Rocky Mountain IPv6 Task Force. Scott can be reached at shogg {at} gtri.com or 303-949-4865.

Many international organizations already have IPv6 networks, the U.S. Federal organizations are working on their transitions to IPv6 and others are contemplating what IPv6 means to them. However, many organizations already have IPv6 running on their networks and they don’t even realize it. Many computer operating systems now default to running both IPv4 and IPv6 and it could cause security vulnerabilities if one is not prepared. IPv6 security vulnerabilities currently exist and as the popularity of the IPv6 protocol increases so do the number of threats. This talk surveys the threats against IPv6 networks and provides solutions on how to mitigate those. It covers the issues and the current practices for securing an IPv6 network.


IPv6 Deployments and Emerging Applications – Atif Khan – Juniper Networks

Atif Khan Presentation

Atif Khan is currently working as a Senior Product Manager at Juniper Networks in Infrastructure Products Group. He is responsible for managing and driving new feature developments for software programs. Prior to Juniper, he worked as a Product Manager in IP networks division at Alcatel, responsible for managing IPv6 and MPLS strategy/implementation on Alcatel’s 7750 Service Router. Prior to joining Alcatel, he spent 3 years at Procket Networks and 8 years at Cisco Systems in various technical positions. He holds a BS degree in Computer Science from University of Colorado at Boulder.

This presentation will focus on status of ipv6 deployments in broadband networks and emerging ipv6 applications.


Introduction to Mobile IPv6 – Chuck Sellers – NTT America

Chuck Sellers – Intro to MIPv6

Charles Sellers, CISSP is a Senior Product Engineer at NTT America. He is currently involved in the development of IPv6 products and services and presenting these new services at events such as: Department of Commerce/NTIA, MITRE’s IPv6 Industry Days, and regularly at the US IPv6 Summits for the past several years. Responsibilities include developing security products and services from conception to first article deployment with a focus on firewall and VPN technologies for a domestic and global market. Developing IPv6 products with a focus on implementing security in such products. Designed and developed Verio’s National firewall and VPN strategy during the early startup growth phases of Verio. Primary Author of NTT America’s Request for Comments on Deployment of Internet Protocol, Version 6 response in 2004 and NIST SP 500-267 Findings in 2007 Authored security articles and presented topics covering IPv6 Transition Mechanisms, ISP Security Best Practices, IPv6 A Security enhanced Network Protocol, and Revealing the Security Benefits of IPv6 at various venues including US IPv6 Summit and NAv6TF. He has performed several demonstrations involving IPv6 Multicast (Earthquake Demonstration) and m2m-x, and IPv6 remote controlled rover. Ten years prior experience as a Government contractor at Lockheed-Martin Information and Communications Systems working as a Systems Design and Integration engineer on ASAS, MILSTAR, and STS Communications programs.

Internet mobility promises to open up new ways of doing business in many ways. The goal of this presentation is to give an overview of how Mobile IPv6 works, the promise of what IPv6 mobility can achieve, and examples of several combinations of technologies that can enhance current business models as well as create new markets with mobile applications.


IPv6 in Cable – Dan Torbet – ARRIS

Dan Torbet – IPv6andCablev2

Dan Torbet has actively been involved in the Broadband Telecommunications industry for nearly 15 years. At Jones Internet Channel, he oversaw all of the engineering and technical operations from its inception, and then later served as the Director of Internet Services for High Speed Access. For the past seven years, Dan has worked for ARRIS as a Principle Engineer involved in DOCSIS certification and standards activities. In addition to DOCSIS, Dan has been actively involved in the CableHome Residential Gateway development effort, the M-CMTS and DOCSIS 3.0 specifications and the PacketCable 2.0 specifications.

As Cable Operators look to the future as an Internet Service Provider (ISP) many face challenges in providing IP based services due to IPv4 address space limitations. IPv6 provides a tool that Cable Operators are implementing to help alleviate the IPv4 addressing pressures that they face now. The newest generation of DOCSIS specifications have introduced IPv6 as a core component to address these needs. The goal of this presentation will be to provide a brief overview of the current state of the Cable Network – the challenges and scale – and then discuss the migration strategies that Cable Operators are investigating to provide IPv6 connectivity for DOCSIS and Customer devices.


IPv6 Eat Your Own Dogfood (EYOD) Report – Danny McPherson – Arbor Networks

Danny McPherson – IPv6-EYOD

Danny McPherson is the Chief Research Officer at Arbor Networks, Inc. With over 15 years in the Internet network operations, security and telecommunications industries, Danny is a main contributor to Arbor’s overall strategy and product architecture. Prior to joining Arbor he was with Amber Networks, and prior to that worked in network operations and architecture positions for nearly a decade; at internetMCI, Genuity (acquired by GTE Internetworking), Qwest Communications and the US Army. He has been an active participant in Internet Standardization since 1996, is currently a member of the Internet Architecture Board (IAB), ICANN’s Security and Stability Advisory Council (SSAC) and co-chairs the IETF’s PWE3 WG. Danny also serves on the MPLScon Advisory Board, the FCC’s Network Reliability and Interoperability Council (NRIC), and is quite active in the network and security operations and research communities.

Several operations communities and the IETF have conducted experiments during recent meetings aimed at gauging the level of impact IPv6-only connectivity (i.e., disabling IPv4) has on conference and meeting networks, and general Internet usability and services availability for attendees. This talk will provide a report on lessons learned from these experiments.


Migrating Code to IPv6 – Christian Grothoff – University of Denver/CRISP

Christian Grothoff – Migrating Code to IPv6

Christian Grothoff is an assistant professor for computer science at the University of Denver, Colorado. He earned his PhD in computer science from UCLA, an M.S. in computer science from Purdue University, and both a Diplom II in mathematics and the first Staatsexamen in chemistry from the BergischeUniversitätGesamthochschule (BUGH) Wuppertal. His research interests include compilers, programming languages, software engineering, networking and security.

This talk will detail the necessary steps involved in migrating application code running on GNU/Linux (and most other UNIX systems) from IPv4 to IPv6. Using a simple client-server example as a starting point, the talk will show what modifications need to be done in the various parts of the system. While some knowledge of C and socket programming will be required in order to follow the talk in every detail, the talk should also be informative for administrators that have to gauge the complexity of moving their systems to IPv6.


IPv6 and the Federal Market – Stephen Oronte – Command Information

Stephen Oronte EVP for Network Centric Solutions Stephen Oronte joined Command Information in May 2006 as senior director for net-centric solutions. Initial net-centric services under his purview include America’s first IPv6 training center, as well as research and development activities, client transition planning, and early IPv6 deployments.

Stephen joined Command Information from Canada-based Hexago Inc., one of the earliest IPv6 hardware providers, where as chief executive officer he worked globally with organizations including NTT, KDDI, AT&T, DISA and General Dynamics, to prepare for the IPv6 transition. As CEO of Hexago, Stephen worked directly with many of the major Asian telecommunications players as well as the most advanced network operators in the world.

Stephen has more than 20 years of business experience in early stage and established leading enterprise organizations. He helped create, and was CEO of Hexago Inc, recognized in 2004 as one of the “Top 100 companies to watch in 2005” by the Pulver 100, a compilation of the top privately held growth companies in the communications sector.

IPv6 was moved front and center in 2003 and again in 2005 with “mandates” from Department of Defense and Office of Management and Budget. What has happened since? How have the civilian agencies and DOD responded? What is making headway and what are the problems that the government faces? How has the IT ecosystem responded? This presentation will focus on the market, the message, the progress made and the issues still to be resolved. Where this is all going and what the market is planning to do.


IPv4 Depletion and Migration to IPv6 – John Curran – ARIN

Curran Presentation

John Curran is the CTO and Chief Operating Officer for ServerVault, which is a highly secure, fully managed service provider for the mission-critical applications of government and leading commercial firms. As CTO, John oversees all technical aspects of ServerVault’s strategy including its unique security and availability architecture.

Prior to ServerVault, John served as Chief Technology Officer for XO Communications, and was integral in leading the organization’s technical initiatives, network architecture, and design of leading-edge capabilities built into the company’s nationwide network. In that time, he developed and led the company’s Internet strategy resulting in $500M in data revenue growth.

John also served as Chief Technical Officer at BBN / GTE Internetworking where he was responsible for the organizations strategic technology direction. He led BBN’s technical evolution from one of the earliest Internet Service Providers through its growth and eventual acquisition by GTE. He has also been an active participant in the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), where he served as co-director of the Operations and Network Management area and member of IPng (IPv6) directorate.

John is a founding member of the Board of Trustees of the American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN), having served since August 1997.

John will discuss the history of the IPv4 depletion problem, the current status of IPv4 usage, and recommendations for both Internet service providers and end-sites in preparing for transition.”


Closing Remarks – Scott Hogg – GTRI