[afripv6-discuss] The African IPv6 Task Force

Mark Tinka mtinka at globaltransit.net
Sun Jan 29 15:31:58 SAST 2012

On Sunday, January 29, 2012 07:54:10 PM Hisham Ibrahim 

> I repeat
> again the question to the mailing list, are there any
> focus areas where you think we have over looked or are
> there fresh angles that we can incorporate in the TF and
> the different FGs from day 1.

Hisham, two other items that come to mind:

	o I think we should also have a team looking at CPE.
	  This is going to be very critical, especially in
	  broadband deployments (wired and wireless, copper
	  and fibre, consumer and enterprise, e.t.c.).
	  Without CPE that is cheap and easy to pick up that
	  someone can DIY and start running/testing IPv6, we
	  won't be able to feasibly deploy IPv6 into homes
	  and small businesses.

	o Not sure whether one of the groups you've already
	  created is looking at transition mechanisms
	  (although integration is probably a more
	  meaningful term). It would be nice to have some
	  folk working on what will happen when ISP's are
  	  assigning only IPv4 addresses to customers, and
	  those customers need some way to be able to talk
	  to the legacy IPv4 Internet without much or any

This is not another item, but if one of the existing groups 
can be tasked with working on minimum equipment/software 
requirements that organizations can use when trying to 
purchase IPv6-capable equipment/software, that would be good 
too. As of now, most organizations (governmental and 
private) have no idea how to run purchase tenders that 
should include IPv6 compliance.

I'm more than happy to help, of course, on this task force, 

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