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European international production IPv6 network service

The GEANT IPv6 service came into full production during October 2003. The majority of GEANT NRENs have an IPv6 connection to GEANT whilst basic IPv6 monitoring is in place and operational procedures are available. The full implementation of IPv6 on the GEANT backbone was completed in July 2003. A number of other networks such as 6NET, CERN, ABILENE and CANARIE also connect via IPv6. In addition, two commercial IPv6 peerings with Telia and Global Crossing were established.

In addition, two gateways between GEANT and 6NET were implemented in Amsterdam and in Frankfurt via STM-1 connections, in June 2003. The main goal of these gateways was to provide a redundant connection that would allow NRENs only connected to 6NET to communicate with NRENs only connected to GEANT. The two connections were discontinued in October 2004 as they became redundant after the respective connections were integrated into GEANT.

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