European IPv6 Internet Exchanges Backbone
  • New publication: IPv6 - Legal Aspects of the New Internet Protocol (27-06-2005).

  •  The EC IST project Euro6IX has released a new publication. In this case it is targeted also to lawyers and not neccesarily just to a technical audience. This book aims to contribute some basic knowledge about the technical specifications of IPv6 and to analyse, from a legal point of view, the problems and possible solutions that could exist regarding the right to privacy, data protection and intellectual property rights.

  • The Catalonian Telematic Educational Network Demonstrates IPv6 Deployment (11-06-2005).

  •  XTEC, the Catalonian Telematic Educational Network participated this week in the Barcelona Global IPv6 Summit, hosted by the Internet Global Congress (IGC). The event included, in addition to the conferences, an exhibition area where several new services and applications have been demonstrated.
    Consulintel, as part of the activities of the Euro6IX EC IST co-funded project, has cooperated with XTEC in order to design and support this deployment.

  • BSC MareNostrum Supercomputer, First in the World with IPv6 Access, Inaugurated at Internet Global Congress (11-06-2005).

  •  Barcelona Supercomputing Center MareNostrum Supercomputer access network has been enabled with IPv6. With the occasion of the Global IPv6 Summit in Barcelona, hosted by the Internet Global Congress (IGC), the access network used by the Scientifics from the entire world to access the latest of the supercomputers, "MareNostrum," from the Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC), has been enabled with IPv6 connectivity.

  • Al-Pi Becomes the First Telecom Operator in Catalonia to Offer Access to Internet with IPv6 (11-06-2005).

  •  Al-Pi offered IPv6 Gigabit connectivity for the Global IPv6 Summit and Internet Global Congress in Barcelona. The company will offer in the near future this service to its customers.
    For this deployment, Al-Pi has worked jointly with Consulintel, which was in charge of the design and configuration of the network as part of the activities of the Euro6IX European Commission IST co-funded project.

  • New Exploitation Results from the Project (15-02-2005).

  •  As part of the exploitation results of the Euro6IX project, Telecom Italia Sparkle starts IPv6 testing activity on its own backbone.

  • Euro6IX and other IST IPv6 related activities introduced in Peru and Colombia (01-02-2005).

  •  Euro6IX and other IPv6 related activities and projects have been presented this week in Lima and Bogota. Several presentations were organized by local organizations (NAPeru and CCIT, respectively), with a smashing success. Some presentations were targeted to engineers of ISPs participating in IXs, while others were targeted to the CEOs and CTOs of local industry at a large, in order to introduce IPv6 as an innovation oportunity.

  • Euro6IX deploys Teredo Servers (11-01-2005).

  •  Euro6IX is working in order to test the deployment of Teredo Servers and Relays in a large scale network. The first of those Teredo Server/Relay instances is located at Consulintel, in a Windows 2003 Server. It is working on, and it can be used to configure any Teredo Client (either Windows or Linux/FreeBSD versions) when native IPv6 connectivity isn't available. At the time being is an experimental service, but a lot of traffic is already being forwarded. A 6to4 relay is also available at the same IPv4 address.

  • Enabling IPv6 in the Internet Exchanges (11-10-2004).

  •  Euro6IX has presented IPv6 and preliminary results of the project at the 3rd Latin American NAPs regional event (NAPLA 2004), in Sao Paulo, organized by the "Comitê Gestor da Internet no Brasil".

  • Evaluation of IPv6 Auto-Transition Algorithm (19-07-2004).

  •  In order to ensure a seamless transition, Euro6IX partners are evaluating the chances to make this a quasi-plug&play process. A new version of this work has been submitted to IETF. The document is available here. Please contact the authors for any inputs.

  • IPv6 Distributed Security (19-07-2004).

  •  Today, each network is often secured by a unique device (i.e. security gateway or firewall) that becomes a bottleneck for the end-to-end security model with IPv6. The Euro6IX partners are working on this direction to provide some new and innovative solutions, and new IETF I-Ds have been submitted. Two documents are available: The problem statement and the requirements one. The authors are very interested in receiving inputs to this work.

  • Analysis of IPv6 Multihoming Scenarios (13-07-2004).

  •  The Euro6IX project leaded the submission of a new IETF Internet Draft, in order to describe the IPv6 multihoming motivations and scenarios where it is applicable.

  • Advanced IPv6 Internet Exchange model (13-07-2004).

  •  As one of the key results of the Euro6IX project, a new IETF Internet Draft has been submitted by the project partners. This document provides a the architectural model of the advanced IPv6 Internet Exchanges.

  • MySQL is now IPv6 enabled (02-07-2004).

  •  In the context of the code-porting activity within Euro6IX project, novaGnet has finalized the porting of mySQL. The code is available at the nGn/Euro6IX site, together with other IPv6 enabled applications.

  • Legal Position in relation to the system/ISP and data protection (03-06-2004).

  •  Euro6IX delivered the document D4.5 "Legal Position in relation to the system/ISP and data protection and its relation the processing of personal data". The document analyses the personal data issues that the deployment and use of IPv6 may involve in the information society by means of the precise analysis of different cases to which this protocol shall be applicable.

  • nGn releases INET6 Perl module, version 2.00 (04-12-2003).

  •  INET6 enables an Object Interface to IPv6 on your perl programs. New changes respect to previous version (1.28) incorporate protocol independent programing (both IPv6-IPv4 available) and a improved test suite to check if it runs on your box. Available on, More info typing 'perldoc IO::Socket::INET6'

  • Isabel 10th Anniversary Event (23-10-2003).

  •  The "Isabel 10th Anniversary Event" will take place on thursday 23th of October 2003 from 15h00 to 19h00 (Central European Time). The event commemorates the 10th anniversary of the first RACE Summer School on Advanced Broadband Communications, which took place in 1993 and where Isabel was first used in a public event over the first ATM transnational interconnection, between Spain and Portugal. The ISABEL application was used for organising International Distributed Conferences (IDC) every year during 1993-1998. The event follows also the path started in the 2nd Madrid Global IPv6 Summitt where IPv6 was used for the first time in an Isabel event and were Steve Deering spoke over IPv6 from UCB-California to Madrid. Speakers and attendees will participate over the virtual Isabel teleauditorium connecting approx. 50% of the 30 sites ver native IPv6. This number shows the huge progress that the deployment of IPv6 has achieved since then.

  • Teredo for FreeBSD (13-10-2003).

  •  Teredo allows nodes located behind an IPv4 NAT to obtain IPv6 unicast connectivity by tunnelling packets over UDP/IPv4. This service has 3 entities: the "Teredo Server", the "Teredo Relay" and the "Teredo client". A Teredo Server is stateless whereas the Teredo Relay keeps a state of each peer. We support the following IETF draft "draft-huitema-v6ops-teredo-00.txt"

  • TCL 8.4.4 IPv6 Patch Released (09-10-2003).

  •  In the scope of the Euro6IX project, code porting activity, TCL has been completed. For the time being, only UNIX platforms are available. At the nGn Euro6IX site you can find the patch and detailed instructions to setup a TCL IPv6 in your platform.

  • nGn announces new applications ported to IPv6 (20-09-2003).

  •  Within the scope of the Euro6IX project, novaGnet is porting several coce and applications to IPv6. At the moment MRTG, INET6, Socket6 and PINE are already available. Actually TCL is being considered. These ports are available at the nGn Euro6IX site.

  • About APNIC Open Policy Meeting incorporating Korea Internet Operation Workshop 2003 (18-08-2003).

  •  Hosted by APNIC, the Regional Internet Registry (RIR), APNIC Open Policy Meeting is a bi-annually held event where various Internet communities from the Asia-Pacific region gather to openly debate on IP address and other Internet address resource policies. Hosted by the Ministry of Information and Communication for further development of the Internet in South Korea through sharing knowledge and experience in each relative fields and centered on KRNIC and Korea ISP Association, KIOW (Korea Internet Operation Workshop) is an event where Internet specialists from both within and outside Korea come together to discuss internet operation technologies and policies.

  • New contribution to standards in IETF (23-07-2003).

  •  The partners of the Euro6IX project have presented several Internet Drafts during the last Vienna meeting (IETF 57th). Two presentations were actualy done, one relative to the last Interoperability Test Report (, and another one regarding the Forwarding of Protocol 41 in NAT Boxes( The Euro6IX partners are actively contributing to several Design Teams in v6ops and other Working Groups.

  • New Policy regarding Euro6IX public documents (23-07-2003).

  •  The Euro6IX consortium has decided to provide non registered access to all the public documents, deliverables and presentations. All these documents are available at the project web site documents section.

  • 1st Year Public Trial (15-07-2003).

  •  Euro6IX project has succesfully completed the 1st year public trials. The consortium released a short document documenting it, available at the documents/general section of the Euro6IX web site.

  • Privacy and Civil Liberty Concerns in Relation to IPv6 (08-07-2003).

  •  The Euro6IX project has published a deliverable regarding IPv6 Privacy aspects. If you are interested in accessing the document, please go to, documents section and then deliverables. The document is D4.2. According to the Euro6IX consortium policy, you will need to register, in case you haven't done it already (you will have that option when clicking on the document link), but this will give you access to a lot of additional public documents.

  • Next-Generation Internet Protocol to Enable Net-Centric Operations (13-06-2003).

  •  Implementation of the next-generation Internet protocol that will bring the Department of Defense closer to its goal of net-centric warfare and operations was announced today by John P. Stenbit, assistant secretary of defense for networks and information integration and DoD chief information officer.

  • Briefing on New Defense Department Internet Protocol (13-06-2003).

  •  (Briefing on DoD's adoption of the next-generation Internet protocol. Also participating was Bryan Whitman, deputy assistant secretary of defense for public affairs (media operations). A photo from today's briefing can be found on the Web at

  • TERENA Networking Conference and CARNet Users Conference 2003 highly rated by conference participants (19-05-2003).

  •  The TERENA Networking Conference 2003 and the CARNet Users Conference 2003 were organised as a joint event in Zagreb, Croatia on 19-22 May 2003. Participants rated the event to be highly successful, thanks to the quality and scope of the conference programme, the variety of other events surrounding the conference and the excellent services provided by CARNet’s technical staff. More than 460 participants from 34 countries in Europe and worldwide attended the conference; the host country Croatia was well represented with more than 130 participants. The conference theme “User Opportunities – Network Challenges” reflected the dual view on the conference topics and the current phase in the history of research and education networking: presently technical developments offer great opportunities for new networking applications while at the same time the need to interact with the end-users is a greater challenge to network service providers than ever before.

  • Euro6IX overview (07-04-2003).

  •  The goal of the Euro6IX project is to support the rapid introduction of IPv6 in Europe.The project will research, design and deploy a native pan-European IPv6 network, called the Euro6IX testbed. It will include the most advanced services obtainable from present technology and will follow the architecture of the current Internet (based on IPv4). It will consider all the levels needed for the worldwide deployment of the next generation Internet.

  • The registration for the next Madrid 2003 Global IPv6 Summit is open (04-04-2003).

  •  Several IST projects will make public trials of the latest developments and progress, with new services and applications. The IPv6 Cluster is also offering a special workshop, with participation from several IST projects, about the IPv6 Deployment Learned Lessons. Several keynote speakers will cover a broad number of interesting topics, and several important announcements will be made. This will be probably the bigger international IPv6 Forum event, with expected participation of 1.000 delegates. Finally, the 1st IPv6 Applications contest Award will be delivered.

  • The 1st Global IPv6 Summit in AP (26-02-2003).

  •  Euro6IX project and the lastest status have been introduced at the lastest IPv6 Forum event in Asia Pacific.

  • Privacy issues in IPv6 (16-02-2003).

  •  A short document has been prepared by the EC IPv6 Task Force, with the cooperation from Tim Chown (UoS), Jordi Palet (Consulintel) and Antonio Skarmeta (UMU) from Euro6IX. A meeting with the EC Internet Task Force will be held in Brussels next 25th, and the relevant minutes will be posted in the same site.

  • A presentation of the Spanish IPv6 Task Force, and the European projects and initiatives has been made in Lisbon (13-02-2003).

  •  A presentation of the Spanish IPv6 Task Force, and the European projects and initiatives has been made in Lisbon, by Jordi Palet during the kick-off of the Portugal IPv6 Task Force. This included the Euro6IX project, that was also presented by Francisco Fontes from PTIN.

  • NGNi Workshop (12-02-2003).

  •  As part of the distributed NGNi workship, Miguel Angel Diaz from Consulintel, has introduced the lastest Mobile IPv6 standards.

  • Invitations to "IPv6Appli- Contest 2003" (03-02-2003).

  •  TOKYO, February 3,2003 - IPv6 Promotion Council of Japan will hold "IPv6 Appli-Contest 2003" from February through July of 2003. In this contest, we intend to review and honor applications and software which we expect to promote new usages of the Internet in various fields.

  • Euro6IX and other IPv6 European projects and activities present in SAINT 2003 (27-01-2003).

  •  Several IPv6 European projects and activities, including status of IPv6 in the National Research and Education Networks, will be introducted by Tim Chown (UoS) and Jordi Palet (Consulintel), during the IEEE conference "SAINT 2003". This event is the most important international sumposium regarding applications and Internet, and this time a specific IPv6 section is coordinated by Hiroshi Esaki (Wide project and University of Tokyo).

  • Euro6IX project progress will be presented at the next IPv6 Summit in Bangalore (22-01-2003).

  •  During this event in Bangalore, India, Jordi Palet (Consulintel), will introduce Euro6IX project and the actual status of the different activities researched and developed by the project, including network and application aspects.

  • Euro6IX participates at Deploying IPv6 Networks (04-12-2002).

  •  During this event, in Paris, several speakers from Euro6IX will introduce different topics related to the project research activities. They will also participate in the debate "Deployment issues, home users perspectives, mobility and security", on the afternoon on 4th. On December 5th, Jordi Palet (Consulintel) will introduce the updated status of Euro6IX will be presented, with focus on the network, layer 3 Internet Exchanges concept and services, mobility and the cooperation with other projects. On the same session, dedicated to Research Projects, Gregorio Martinez (UMU), will present the UMU-PKIv6 Security Service, with the main objective of establishing a high security infrastructure for IPv4 and/or IPv6 distributed systems. Finally, on the shared session with the "IPsec Global Summit" event, Gregorio Martinez (UMU) will introduce one of the Euro6IX activities, dedicated to VPNs over IPv6 (December 6th).

  • Native Pan-European IPv6 Network Ready (04-11-2002).

  •  The Euro6IX project has completed the 1st stage of the deployment of the first Pan-European pre-commercial IPv6 Internet Exchanges Network, connecting several regional and strategic neutral IPv6 Internet Exchange points across Europe.

  • Euro6IX: Towards deployment of IPv6 in Telcos/ISPs (29-10-2002).

  •  The project will be presented at the next Renater event "Where are we with IPv6 ?" in Paris by Jordi Palet (Consulintel). Euro6IX IST project goal is to foster the introduction of IPv6 in Europe. Towards this end, we encourage the participation for ISPs and other Telcos that aren't already project partners. This talk will present the latest status of the different research activities in the project, and draft proposals of new business models, like new layer 3/layer 2 combined infrastructure for Internet Exchangers. Also, on October 30th, Xiang Fei (UoS) will present "IPv6 for messaging applications", one of the application areas being researched and developed in the project.

  • Eurescom Summit 2002: Powerful Networks for Profitable Services (22-10-2002).

  •  Euro6IX: Pan-European IPv6 Internet Exchanges Backbone. Jordi Palet (Consulintel) will present preliminary results of the project, including the latest status of the different research activities and the network itself.

  • Euro6IX has received from 6Bone the allocation of pTLA 3FFE:4011::/32

  •  Euro6IX has been allocated pTLA 3FFE:4011::/32 having finished its 2-week review period.
    This pTLA is allocated specifically for the first attempt to try the new type of exchange-based aggregation talked about in RFC2374,
    "An IPv6 Aggregatable Global Unicast Address Format".
    Note that it will take a short while for a Euro6IX IPv6-site and pTLA inet6num entry to appear in the 6bone registry as they have yet to be created.

  • Euro6IX presented at Campus-Party 2002 event (05-08-2002).

  •  Euro6IX presented at Campus-Party 2002 event (5 and 8/8/2002). The Euro6IX project has been introduced twice during the Campus-Party event, in Valencia. The presentation included an IPv6 Tutorial, introduction of the world status, including Europe and Spain, and short introductions to several IPv6 European projects. During this event a world wide record has been achieved, where over 1200 PCs were configured with IPv6 stacks. A complete documentation about IPv6 and the projects was provided to all the attendees.

  • Euro6IX presented at FICIT 2002 event (02-08-2002).

  •  Euro6IX presented at FICIT 2002 event (2/8/2002). In the frame of the FICIT 2K2 event, in Gran Canaria, Euro6IX project was presented. The presentation included a short IPv6 Introduction and Tutorial, world situation, including Europe and Spain, and short introductions to several IPv6 European projects. During this event a world wide record has been achieved, where Gran Canaria was communicated via WLAN technology (IPv4 and IPv6) with Tenerife; the distance between both islands is over the 70 Km. Complete documentation about IPv6 and the projects was provided to all the attendees.

  • Euro6IX will be presented at IPv6 Cluster Meeting (24-07-2002).

  •  In this presentation, Euro6IX project will be briefly presented, focussing on the latest status aspects on the network deployment and research activities.

  • Euro6IX and the EU's IPv6 support will be presented by Alvaro Vives (Consulintel) in the summer courses of the International University of the Sea. (15-07-2002).

  •  Within the course "Mobile Internet: New services and challenges in the ubiquos communications and 3G networks" organized by the University of Murcia, a brief presentation of the Euro6IX project will be made, including the mobility issues. The talk will expose the importance and relationship of IPv6, mobility and wireless technologies, and the EU impulse to IPv6. The objective of the course will be a revision of the existing wireless technologies and the new services that they will bring, preparing the last years students and professionals of Communications Technologies.

  • Euro6IX will be presented by Jordi Palet (Consulintel) at Global IPv6 Summit in Korea 2002 (11-07-2002).

  •  The Euro6IX project was started on January this year, as part of a very strong set of initiatives from the European Commission towards the deployment of IPv6 in Europe, according the strategy of e-Europe 2005 action plan.
    In this presentation, Euro6IX project will be briefly presented, focussing on the latest status aspects on the network deployment and research activities.
    Also, 4 new IST projects, recently accepted to be funded by the European Commision, will be introduced:
    - 6Power (IPv6, QoS & Power Line Integration)
    - 6QM (IPv6 QoS Measurement)
    - Eurov6 (The European IPv6 Showcase)
    - IPv6 TF-SC (IPv6 Task Force Steering Committee)

  • 6NET - Euro6IX Joint Workshop (05-06-2002).

  •  The 6NET and Euro6IX projects are organising a joint workshop co-located with the TERENA Networking Conference and running parallel to the Conference sessions on Wednesday 5 June. This will be an open event that anyone may attend. Delegates at the TERENA Networking Conference 2002 need not register separately for the event.

  • Euro6IX will be presented by Cesar Olvera (Consulintel) in Murcia SICARM 2002 (05-06-2002).

  •  The Pan-European IPv6 IX Backbone talk, in the session "Internet", will introduce Euro6IX project, focusing on the latest aspects on the network deployment and research activities, to attendants of SICARM 2002 technological meeting. The meeting, organized by the Information Society in the Murcia Region, aims to show with talks and demonstrations the new IT technologies and services availables in that region in the Spanish south.

  • Euro6IX will be presented by Jordi Palet (Consulintel) at Russia IPv6 Summit (21-05-2002).

  •  Euro6IX: Deploying IPv6 Internet Exchanges in Europe ...
    New Generation Internet - IPv6 in Russia Conference in Yaroslavl will be organized from 21 – 22 May 2002. The major topics to be covered at the NGI IPv6 conference are technological, commercial and organizational motives, Obstacles and solutions on the way of IPv6 and related technologies. We will discuss the worldwide and national situation. The event is organized by the Russian IPv6 Forum, Russian Institute for Public Networks (RIPN), Space Research Institute of Russian Academy of Sciences, Academic and Research Network FREEnet, Academic and Research Network YARnet, P.G. Demidov Yaroslavl State University, NETIS TELECOM major ISP of Yaroslavl Region.

  • Euro6IX will be presented by Jordi Palet (Consulintel) in Global IPv6 Summit in China & China IPv6 Workshop 2002 (09-05-2002).

  •  Global IPv6 Summit in China & China IPv6 Workshop 2002 ...
    The Pan-European IPv6 IX Backbone talk, in the session "National and Regional IPv6 Projects and Activities & Deployment", will introduce Euro6IX project to over 2.000 people from Chine and other Asian countries, in order to look for future collaboration and partnership activities. The event is hosted by the Global IPv6 Forum, Beijing Internet-networking Institute (BII), China Academy of Telecommunications Research of MII (CATR) and China Education and Research Network (CERNET).

  • Euro6IX will be presented by Tim Chown (UoS) a the next Internet 2 Member Meeting (05-05-2002).

  •  IPv6 Deployment: Experiences from the European 6NET and Euro6IX projects ...
    This session will provide insights into IPv6 development and implementation work in Europe and Japan as well as within the Internet2 community. The European Commission has recently funded two three-year, large-scale IPv6 deployment projects, each with a budget of over 15M Euros. In 6NET, over a dozen National Research and Education Networks will be connected with high-speed native IPv6 links; this work will be a precursor to a production IPv6 service on GEANT, the pan-European research network. In Euro6IX, the major European telcos are deploying a number of IPv6 exchanges; the work will focus on how such exchanges can work for the mutual benefit of the telcos. The presentation will overview both projects, putting them in the context of wider IPv6 research and deployment initiatives in Europe. Both projects will seek to establish relationships with other IPv6 initiatives, including those within Internet2/Abilene and within

  • Euro6IX network architecture proposal presented by Raffaele DAlbenzio (TILAB) at RIPE meeting (29-04-2002).

  •  Euro6IX and layer 3 IX addressing ...
    The RIPE 42 Meeting takes place on 29 April - 3 May 2002 at the Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Euro6IX made a proposal in the IPv6 Working Group considering a special address delegation for IX layer 3 infrastructure. The presentation is available here (link to the secured PDF of the presentation).

  • University of Murcia presented the 1st IPv6-only PKIv6 (10-04-2002).

  •  The Department of Information and Communications Engineering of the University of Murcia (UMU-DIIC) has released the first IPv6-only fully supported implementation of a Public Key Infrastructure. This security service, called UMU-PKIv6, is one of the first important results of the Euro6IX IST research project. It has been written in Java. It has some basic components as a certification authority, and one -or several- registration authorities and directory servers. This PKI is being currently tested as a basic security service for static and dynamic IPv6 VPNs, Mobile IPv6 implementations and AAAv6 frameworks. It will be also used with high-level applications coming from both projects, such as collaborative environments and video-conference applications. For more information, please visit:
    If you do not have ipv6 installed in your network:

  • Bangalore wakes up to IPv6 (01-03-2002).

  •  The second Global IPv6 summit concluded in Bangalore on January 25th. This three-day event was organized by the Bangalore based IPv6 Forum India. The summit was attended by participants from around the globe, including over 150 delegates from 55 leading IT companies and known experts from research institutions.


  •  "Third Generation Internet” Begins Real Deployment MADRID, December 4, 2001 - The European Commission has launched Euro6IX, a coordinated initiative of major European Telecom companies, equipment manufacturers, Solutions/software providers, research laboratories, Universities and end-users. The 20 M€ project includes also sponsorships from North America and the Pacific Rim. The prime objective of the Euro6IX project is to research appropriate architecture, design, develop, deploy and validate the first Pan-European pre-commercial IPv6 Internet Exchanges Network, connecting several regional and strategic neutral IPv6 Internet Exchange points across Europe, and achieve higher levels of robustness and service quality than currently offered by IPv4 Internet Exchange Networks.

  • 6NET and Euro6IX Consortia (04-12-2001).

  •  Strategic Alliance to foster IPv6 deployment in Europe Brussels, December 4, 2001 – Two large-scale Next Generation Internet projects, 6NET and Euro6IX, have completed negotiation with the European Commission. These two initiatives are driven by leading Internet vendors, National Research and Education Networks, major European telecommunications companies, solutions/software providers, research laboratories, universities and end-users. These two projects have also won support from leading partners in North America and the Asia-Pacific region.