IPv6 Protocol Stack for BSD Development Project - The Objectives And Outcome of The KAME Project
(Interview of Prof. Jun MURAI, WIDE Project Chair)
The history and success of the KAME project
Comments from the core members as the KAME Project concludes
KAME Project Manifest for Completion R&D for IPv6:The new stage focused on Operations and Applications
The announcement of conclusion of the KAME project
In "The Internet Protocol Journal, September 2005":
Network Address Translation (NAT) and CIDR did their jobs and bought the 10 years needed to get IPv6 standards and products developed. Now is the time to recognize the end to sustainable growth of the IPv4-based Internet has arrived and that it is time to move on. IPv6 is ready as the successor, so the gating issue is attitude. When CIOs make firm decisions to deploy IPv6, the process is fairly straightforward. Staff will need to be trained, management tools will need to be enhanced, routers and operating systems will need to be updated, and IPv6-enabled versions of applications will need to be deployed. All these steps will take time - in many cases multiple years. The point of this article has been to show that the recent consumption rates of IPv4 will not be sustainable from the central pool beyond this decade, so organizations would be wise to start the process of planning for an IPv6 deployment now. Those who delay may find that the IANA pool for IPv4 has run dry before they have completed their move to IPv6. Although that may not be a problem for most, organizations that need to acquire additional IPv4 space to continue growing during the transition could be out of luck.