A workshop at held at InternetNZ on the 28 November in Wellington
saw the formation of a New Zealand IPv6 Steering Group. This group includes
representatives from telecommunications carriers, internet service
vendors, and industry and user associations. The members of this
consist of invited senior representatives from the following organisations:
Telecommunications Carriers Forum
Digital Development Forum
Canterbury Development Corporation
This steering group will primarily be concerned with high level discussion
regarding the deployment of IPv6 within New Zealand. The steering group
will not necessarily be a place where technical discussion takes place.
As with so many things these days, a combination of business and
technical expertise must be bought together to solve a given problem.
To this end at the same workshop a Technical Special Interest Group
(TechSIG) was also established.
The goals of this group are:
. To act as a central point for IPv6 technical discussion within the
New Zealand Internet community.
. To identify to the IPv6 Steering Group any business related barriers
to IPv6 deployment which have been identified by the SIG's
. To comment and provide potential solutions to technical related barriers
identified by members of the IPv6 Steering Group.
. To stimulate the production of relevant technical documentation.
The co-conveners of this group are
A mailing list has been created and membership is open to all interested
parties. Subscription details can be found at the link below;
I would encourage anyone who has an interest in the deployment and growth
of IPv6 to join and contribute to the list.
Please do not feel that this is a 'Networking Specialist Only' list. The
deployment of IPv6 (and depletion of IPv4) has just as significant an
impact on system administrators and content/application providers as it
network administrators. I welcome all technical viewpoints onto the
Thank you for your time.
(Co-convener, IPv6 Steering Group Technical SIG)