IPv6 has been enabled on 15 websites hosted at Tauranga City Council (TCC). The Council uses FX Networks to connect to the Internet, which provides connectivity to native IPV6. In addition to the IPV6 enablement of its web-facing services, changes to equipment on the Council’s internal LAN are being made to enable IPV6.
Old switches nearing the end of their life are being replaced with equipment from Extreme Networks offering full support for IPV6. Some internal networks across the organisation have been enabled for IPv6. Dual-stack technology is being used to enable both IPV4 and IPV6 use.
A number of internal servers and client devices are now communicating via IPv6 in preference to IPv4. TCC has also setup a teredo relay and 6to4 relay to ensure users using these two transition technologies are well served when accessing TCC IPV6 addresses. A fully deployed IPv6 solution is expected to be complete, across all TCC networks, by Feb 2012.