IPv6 Council #14 CANCELLED

UPDATE: Ongoing shooting in Brussels. EVENT IS CANCELLED. Unfortunately, given the current situation we are cancelling the event and will reschedule at a later date. Thank you for understanding.


IPv6 enthusiasts, please find below the details for our next event on October 17th, see you soon! Don’t forget to subscribe on the meetup page to gain access to the event.

12:15 – 13:15 WALK IN: Welcome and sandwich lunch
13:15 – 13:45 ISP IPv6 Updates by Carl Wuyts, Telenet and Marc Neuckens, Proximus
13:45 – 14:15 IPv6 in Google Cloud by Pieter Leys, Google

Abstract: In this talk we will discuss the drivers we see for enterprise customers to move to IPv6 in their cloud deployments, how they can implement this with private networking in Google Cloud today, and how going forward they will be able to move to v6-only environments.

Bio: Pieter Leys is a network specialist in Google Cloud’s Customer Engineering organization. He helps cloud customers and customer engineers in the EMEA South region with networking and network security related architectures. Since the start of his career in 2001 Pieter has been active in different networking support and pre-sales roles in the US and Europe.

14:30 – 15:30 Demystifying IPv6 Networking in Kubernetes by Philippe Bogaerts, Fortinet

Abstract: Join me on a journey into the world of IPv6 networking and Kubernetes. In this presentation, we’ll dive into how IPv6 integrates seamlessly within Kubernetes. Networking is implemented in Kubernetes by Container Network Interface (CNI) plugins, a cornerstone for building and running scalable modern microservices applications. Whether you’re new to these technologies or looking to solidify your understanding, let us share essential insights needed to confidently navigate this dynamic cloud native landscape.

Bio: Philippe brings more than 20+ years of experience in security. Starting out as a trainer specializing in advanced TCP/IP protocols, networking and security, Philippe quickly became known by colleagues as “Philippe hacks to learn”. Being a pioneer in network firewall, reverse proxy and load-balancing, Philippe later on specialized in web application security with a focus on penetration testing and web application firewalling. About 6+ years ago, containers and orchestration grabbed his attention and started researching (mostly as a hobby), the architecture and security aspects of these new emerging technologies. Today, Philippe contributes mostly by writing blog posts“ , talking at meetups as well as co-organizing a renowned security conference brucon . During daytime, Philippe is a solution architect focusing on AWS, Kubernetes and cloud protection at Fortinet.

15:30 – 16:00 Address family matters in end-to-end latency by Maxime Piraux, UCLouvain

Abstract: Many applications and networks today are dual-stack to support the Internet transition to IPv6. Meanwhile, some applications are becoming increasingly sensitive to latency. In this presentation, we investigate the impact on latency of address family selection by hosts. We study both the general Internet through the RIPE Atlas and popular web services tested from four access networks in Belgium.

Bio: Maxime Piraux is a PhD student within the UCLouvain at the IP Networking Lab lead by Pr. Olivier Bonaventure. Maxime is working on improving, extending, and designing transport protocols, with past works involving protocols such as QUIC, Multipath QUIC and new means of combining TCP and TLS.

16:15 – 16:45 IETF IPv6 News by Eric Vyncke, Cisco
16:45 – 17:15 IPv6-only on Wi-Fi at UCLouvain : test results by Dominique Margot, UCLouvain

Abstract: We offer IPv4/IPv6 dual-stack for all our Wi-Fi users for about 15 years now. As we have more Wi-Fi clients year after year, we can not give them dual-stack anymore. We need to provide them IPv6-only service on Wi-Fi. Here are some results on this journey.

Bio: Dominique MARGOT is a network engineer/architect at UCLouvain since 1998. Deploying new technologies while maintaining a robust network infrastructure is our challenging way of life. Full IPv6 experience at UCLouvain is the one I hope I can fulfill before my retirement (only/still 11 years left).

17:15 Drinks


Google Brussels

Public transport is highly recommended as there is no parking foreseen. The closest train station is Brussels-Central. From there you can take the metro lines 1 or 5 to get to Schuman, close to the Google offices.