October 8, 2008

Arbor Networks to Discuss IPv6 Inter-Domain Traffic Trends at NANOG44

 WHO          Danny McPherson, Vice President and Chief Security Officer,              Arbor Networks              Dr. Craig Labovitz, Chief Scientist, Arbor Networks              Dr. Scott Iekel-Johnson, Principal Software Engineer,              Arbor Networks              Haakon Ringberg, Research Assistant, Arbor Networks WHEN         October 13, 2008              4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. PDT WHERE        NANOG44              Millennium Biltmore Hotel Los Angeles (Emerald Room)              506 South Grand Avenue              Los Angeles, CA 90071-2607              http://www.nanog.org/meetings/nanog44/index.php TOPIC        A One Year Measurement Study of IPv6 Inter-Domain Traffic              in the Internet DESCRIPTION  Recent concern over the impending exhaustion of IPv4              allocations has re-energized interest in the status of IPv6              deployment in the Internet. While previous studies have              explored rates of IPv6 registry allocations or BGP statistics,              little data exists on the overall level of IPv6 traffic.              In this talk, Arbor Networks researchers will present the              results of a one year study on IPv6 traffic in the Internet              from July 2007 to July 2008. In cooperation with the              University of Michigan and over 90 Internet providers, Arbor              leveraged commercial traffic probes to measure inter-domain              IPv6 traffic (both native and tunneled) in the Internet.              Their dataset covered 91 ISPs including one quarter of the              tier 1 ISPs and a sizable percentage of the regional / PTT              providers in North America and EMA. In all, Arbor monitored              2,389 peering and backbone routers, 278,268 customer and              peering interfaces and some 5 terabits per second of average              daily Internet inter-domain traffic. As a result, Arbor              researchers will report on both the overall level of IPv6              traffic as well as regional differences and annual trends in              IPv6 traffic growth. 


Arbor Networks, Inc. is a leading provider of secure service control solutions for global business networks, including more than 70 percent of the world's Internet service providers and many of the largest enterprise networks in use today. Arbor Networks addresses the most strategic issues for service providers -- security and service control; delivering best-in-class network protection and the means for delivering revenue-generating, differentiated secure services and service plans. Arbor Networks allows service providers to employ both flow-based and DPI-based technologies to enable measurement and protection of the entire network, from the core to the broadband edge. Arbor Networks also maintains the world's first globally scoped threat analysis network -- ATLAS -- which uses technology embedded in the world's largest ISP networks to sense and report on comprehensive worldwide threat intelligence.

To learn more about Arbor Networks, please visit: http://www.arbornetworks.com. To learn more about ATLAS, please visit: http://atlas.arbor.net. To learn more about the Arbor Security Engineering & Response Team (ASERT) -- the company's security research arm -- please visit the ASERT blog: http://asert.arbornetworks.com.

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North American Network Operators' Group (NANOG) is an educational and operational forum for the coordination and dissemination of technical information related to backbone/enterprise networking technologies and operational practices.

NANOG meetings are held three times each year, and include presentations, tutorials, and BOFs. The meetings are informal, and membership is open. Conference participants typically include senior engineering staff from tier 1 and tier 2 ISPs. Participating researchers present short summaries of their work for operator feedback.

NANOG meetings are organized by Merit Network, Inc., a non-profit Michigan organization, and are hosted by Merit and other organizations around the U.S. and Canada. Overall leadership is provided by the NANOG Steering Committee, established in 2005, and the Program Committee.

SOURCE: Arbor Networks