IP Infusion Submits IPv6 Support Draft Standard for OSPF v3

9/1/2004 - IP Infusion, the leading provider of intelligent network software for enhanced IP services platforms, announced its submission of a key draft standard to the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) for Traffic Engineering Extensions to OSPF version 3. IP Infusionís co-founder and chief technology officer, Kunihiro Ishiguro, and IP Infusion software engineer, Toshiaki Takada, wrote the proposed standard. IP Infusionís submission of this proposed standard demonstrates its continued commitment to the standardization and implementation of Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6), the Next Generation Internet Protocol designed by the IETF to replace the current Internet Protocol Version 4 (IPv4).

The Traffic Engineering Extensions to OSPF version 3 (OSPFv3), draft-ietf-ospf-ospfv3-traffic-02.txt describes extensions to OSPFv3 to support intra-area Traffic Engineering (TE) over the new IPv6 protocol. This draft adds new capabilities to the OSPFv3 routing protocol and can extend OSPFv2 TE to handle IPv6 networks. OSPF is the most widely used routing protocol in the Internet today. By adding Traffic Engineering capabilities to OSPFv3, the protocol can be used in the implementation of IP networks capable of supporting convergence of voice, video, and data over the new IPv6 networks.

New technologies such as new generation mobile phones, peer-to-peer and mesh networking, as well as new IP connection equipment (household appliances, vehicles, gaming consolesÖ) are going to call for a very significant number of IP addresses per user. Therefore entire ranges of new equipment are being developed to support IPv6 and its innovative capabilities. Special equipment is also being developed to support the transition from IPv4 to IPv6.

Since IPv6 is key for tomorrow's growing demands for these killer applications, it is imperative that the industry standardize its architecture and implementation. At this time not all of these solutions are defined in the standards that provide a common framework and ensure interoperability between multiple vendors. IP Infusion is dedicated to actively supporting the standards bodies in the formulation of state-of-the-art technologies.

IP Infusionís award-winning routing software delivers a full modular set of protocol solutions for the support of IPv4, IPv6, MPLS, DiffServ/QoS, Multicast, and Virtualization. In addition to basic IPv6 routing protocols (RIPng, OSPFv3, BGP-4+), IP Infusion offers IS-ISv6, PIM-SMv6, together with a number of the transition protocols, including: ISATAP, 6to4, GRE, IPIP, and other tunneling mechanisms.

About IP Infusion
IP Infusion, the leading provider of intelligent network software for enhanced IP services platforms, delivers routing, switching, multicast, and QoS technology enabling equipment vendors and end-users to rapidly develop and deploy solutions for the access, enterprise, and provider edge markets. IP Infusion has extended its software to allow vendors to address a wide variety of value-added IP services markets. IP Infusion continues to develop network software solutions that provide equipment vendors with building blocks to rapidly create modular and scalable high-performance solutions around best-of-breed network hardware and software products from vendors such as Intel, Broadcom, Wind River, and MontaVista. Its software is deployed worldwide in network equipment in the enterprise, telecommunications, and service provider spaces throughout Asia, North America, and Europe. IP Infusion has both gained design wins in the enterprise and security solutions markets and taken a leadership position in the growing IPv6, virtualization, and high-availability network equipment market. For more information about IP Infusion, please visit www.ipinfusion.com.

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