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Research Center Hosts IPv6 Day Demonstrations

CRC explores the new protocol

As we reported earlier, last Wednesday marked World IPv6 Day.

Among the reported success stories were demonstrations by the Communications Research Centre in Ottawa, Ontario.

CRC is the Canadian government’s laboratory for R&D in advanced telecommunications; platforms with which it deals include broadcasting, wireless, satellite and fiber optics.

The staff worked to create several IPv6 websites, among them a clone of their own IPv4 site showcasing projects from their own Broadband Applications and Demonstration Laboratory (which has the gratifying acronym BADLAB).

The IPv6 sites were visible from IPv6 equipped workstations throughout the world.

IPv6 Day traffic was routed through CRC’s connection with the Federal GigaPOP Internet exchange, and then through CANARIE, a network of high-speed, fiber optic cable that links researchers, to other IPv6 participating networks. The BADLAB has been running IPv6 alongside IPv4 for some time using an IPv6 address block assigned by CANARIE.

CRC has been a proponent and collaborator of the new addressing protocol, having taken part in a summit in 2002. Its participation was powered by ISABEL, a collaborative working environment, which the CRC uses to this day.

ISABEL enables audio, video and shared workspace applications among various participants through broadband networks.

University of Ottawa professor and guitarist Julien Bisaillon will teach a virtual guitar master class this week to a university guitar student located at the Liceu Grand Theatre in Barcelona, Spain, and three other students at Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. Bisaillon and the students will all participate through ISABEL and connect via IPv6.

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