Victorian Industry Collaborative
IPv6 Testbed Network
Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) is the foundation of the next generation of Internet technology. It will allow the continuing growth of the Internet after the current range of IPv4 addresses start to run out in 2011. IPv6 also has the potential to foster innovation through its integrated and powerful features, such as near-unlimited addresses, better management, mobility and security.
What is VIC6?VIC6 is a testbed network for experiencing and examining the IPv6 protocol, remotely or locally at VIC6 nodes. You can test IPv6 on hardware, software or network applications. The 2009 project had four phases: construction, then demonstration with three fundamental industry sectors - health, financial and automotive.
- Phase 1: Industry Outreach and VIC6 Construction
- Phase 2: Health Sector
- Phase 3: Financial Sector
- Phase 4: Automotive Sector
From 2010, VIC6 is operational and available for industry, academic, government and business IPv6 testing in Victoria or throughout Australia.