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Deploy360 IPv6

Slides: IPv6 and Telecom – IPv4 Is FInally Running Out. Now What?

What is the impact of IPv6 on telecommunications, including Voice-over-IP (VoIP) and Unified Communications (UC)?  I recently presented in a webinar for US Telecom on exactly that topic – and my slides for the session are now available:

The webinar was recorded and I’m told that if you register you can view the archive of the session.  There were some excellent questions asked at the end that you can hear through the recording.

As more of the Internet moves to IPv6, it’s definitely important for telecommunications to work over IPv6 – to help with that we are continuing to compile a list of resources related to IPv6 and VoIP/UC/telecom.  Please do check the list out – and also please let us know of any additional resources we should add!

If you are looking to get started with IPv6, please do check out our “Start Here” pages where you can find resources relating to your type of company or organization.

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IPv6

Slides: IPv6 and Telecom – IPv4 Is FInally Running Out. Now What?

What is the impact of IPv6 on telecommunications, including Voice-over-IP (VoIP) and Unified Communications (UC)?  I recently presented in a webinar for US Telecom on exactly that topic – and my slides for the session are now available:

The webinar was recorded and I’m told that if you register you can view the archive of the session.  There were some excellent questions asked at the end that you can hear through the recording.

As more of the Internet moves to IPv6, it’s definitely important for telecommunications to work over IPv6 – to help with that we are continuing to compile a list of resources related to IPv6 and VoIP/UC/telecom.  Please do check the list out – and also please let us know of any additional resources we should add!

If you are looking to get started with IPv6, please do check out our “Start Here” pages where you can find resources relating to your type of company or organization.

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Deploy360 Events IPv6 To archive

Webinar TODAY (May 22) – IPv6 and Telecom: IPv4 Is Finally Running Out. Now What?

US Telecom logoIn about two hours, the free webinar we mentioned last week about IPv6 and telecommunications will be taking place hosted by US Telecom.  I’ll be addressing questions such as:

The webinar is happening TODAY, Thursday, May 22, 2014 at 1:00pm US Eastern time. (17:00 UTC).

Registration is free and open to all interested.  The presentation will be recorded if you are unable to view it live.

And if you are interested in the overall topic of IPv6 and telecommunications, please do check out our specific page on IPv6 and VoIP/telecom.

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Deploy360 IPv6

Webinar on May 22: IPv6 and Telecom – What's Next?

US Telecom logoWant to understand the impact of IPv6 on telecommunications and Voice-over-IP (VoIP)? Interested to learn more about what telecom systems support IPv6? Would you like to know what efforts are underway within organizations like the IETF and the SIP Forum to ensure that telecommunications can work over IPv6?

If so, you can join in a free webinar offered by US Telecom on Thursday, May 22, 2014 at 1:00pm US Eastern time. (17:00 UTC). The title of the session is “IPv6 and Telecom: IPv4 Is Finally Running Out. Now What?” and part of the abstract is:

As we approach the second anniversary of World IPv6 Launch on June 6, the word from the American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN) is that they are entering into their final stages of providing IPv4 addresses to service providers.  While this has been talked about for many years, the reality is finally here.  There will soon be no more new IPv4 addresses available for new networks and services.  What can be done? What are some of the mitigation strategies and what are their challenges? What is involved with moving to using telecommunications over IPv6? Viewers of this event will hear answers to these questions and more!

I’m very much looking forward to this session that combines two of my personal passions: IPv6 and IP telephony/communications.  This webinar is part of US Telecom’s ongoing education events.  Registration is free and open to all interested.  I understand the presentation will be recorded if you are unable to view it live.

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Events IPv6

Webinar on May 22: IPv6 and Telecom – What's Next?

US Telecom logoWant to understand the impact of IPv6 on telecommunications and Voice-over-IP (VoIP)? Interested to learn more about what telecom systems support IPv6? Would you like to know what efforts are underway within organizations like the IETF and the SIP Forum to ensure that telecommunications can work over IPv6?

If so, you can join in a free webinar offered by US Telecom on Thursday, May 22, 2014 at 1:00pm US Eastern time. (17:00 UTC). The title of the session is “IPv6 and Telecom: IPv4 Is Finally Running Out. Now What?” and part of the abstract is:

As we approach the second anniversary of World IPv6 Launch on June 6, the word from the American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN) is that they are entering into their final stages of providing IPv4 addresses to service providers.  While this has been talked about for many years, the reality is finally here.  There will soon be no more new IPv4 addresses available for new networks and services.  What can be done? What are some of the mitigation strategies and what are their challenges? What is involved with moving to using telecommunications over IPv6? Viewers of this event will hear answers to these questions and more!

I’m very much looking forward to this session that combines two of my personal passions: IPv6 and IP telephony/communications.  This webinar is part of US Telecom’s ongoing education events.  Registration is free and open to all interested.  I understand the presentation will be recorded if you are unable to view it live.

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Deploy360 Domain Name System Security Extensions (DNSSEC)

Can DNSSEC and DANE Help Make Voice-over-IP (VoIP) and Unified Communications (UC) More Secure?

Can DNSSEC help make voice and video communications over IP more secure?  Could DNSSEC combined with DANE provide a means to more easily distribute the TLS/SSL certificates needed for VoIP phones and systems?  Can DNSSEC help ensure that you are talking with the correct VoIP system or application server?  Can DNSSEC improve the security of the many WebRTC-based clients being developed? How can a DNS-based public key infrastructure (PKI) help improved the security of IP-based communications?  (whether you call it “VoIP”, “unified communications”, “real-time communications” or just simply “telecommunications”)

These were among the questions that I set out to address in a presentation at the SIP Network Operators Conference (SIPNOC) 2013 last week in Reston, Virginia. Speaking to network operators ranging from large carriers and telcos to smaller “over-the-top (OTT)” startups, I used this set of slides to frame the discussion:

I also spoke about how two VoIP software products have already incorporated DNSSEC – the Jitsi softphone and the Kamailio server – and mentioned the new “DNSSEC and IP-based Communications” resource page I’m starting to build (and for which I would appreciate any suggestions).

I don’t necessarily have the “answers” to these questions (although I have opinions 🙂 )… I was more starting to raise the questions. The DNS community has been building this mechanism (DNSSEC) that provides a “trust layer” and can increase the security of DNS, as well as, via DANE, the entire TLS/SSL certificate infrastructure that we have come to rely upon.  How can we use these improvements to increase the security of IP communications?

For some further context, you may be interested in this recording I made on the topic:

I think there could be some good potential benefit here – and I’m looking forward to further discussions on this topic in the weeks and months ahead.  I’d love to hear your thoughts… either as comments to this post on our site or in social networks … or via direct email to me.

How could we use DNSSEC to increase the overall security of our communications infrastructure?

 

P.S.  I’ll also be appearing on the VoIP Users Conference (VUC) podcast on this coming Friday, May 3, 2013, to discuss these ideas within that community (to which anyone is welcome to join in). More details soon…