The legacy webpages have been moved to the IPv6 portal for your historical reference.

The 6bone was an IPv6 testbed to assist in the evolution and deployment of IPv6. It was phased out on the 6th of June 2006 per agreements with the IETF IPv6 community.

No 3FFE prefixes are to be in use after 6 June 2006 as these 6bone testbed prefixes have all been returned to the IANA.

6bone legacy testbed for deployment of IPv6  22 January 2003

Also see:  IETF / IETF IPng Info / IETF v6ops InfoIETF NGtrans Info /ipv6.orgIPv6 Forum / 6ren / v6nap / 6tap / HS247why IPv6?


About the 6bone

How to join the 6bone Read this first

6bone mail list

Tom Lohdan's IPv6 Info/Links

6bone Participating Countries

Other IPv6 sites

IETF IPv6 WG IPv6 standards info

IETF v6ops WG  [NEW) IPv6 operations info

IPv6 Operational Experience with the 6bone [TILAB]

6bone Registry Documentation


6bone Resources Site (Lancs)   Recent registry changes

6bone Registry Home Page at Nokia

6bone backbone diagram (Lancs)

6bone backbone diagram (NTUA)

"6to4" Information

Automatic Tunnels & /48's  from FREENET6.NET

6bone Statistics         6bone Tools

PingERv6 Statistics

Merit 6bone routing reports

6bone Routing Practice (RFC 2772)

TILAB 6bone Odd Routes Report

TILAB 6bone Routing Status

Production subTLA Allocations (RIPE-NCC)

6bone pTLA List                 Ghost Buster pTLA Availability List (NEW)

Requesting subTLA's:   APNIC   ARIN   RIPE-NCC

Requesting pTLA's

About various IPv6 implementations

Linux IPv6 Info (Peter Bieringer)

Pv6 Address Assignment & Allocation Policy APNIC/ARIN/RIPE NCC  (NEW) 6bone pTLA/pNLA Formats [RFC 2921]

The 6bone is an IPv6 testbed to assist in the evolution and deployment of IPv6, the next generation Internet network layer IP protocol often referred to as IPng (see the "Case for IPv6"). These pages provide overview and operational information about the 6bone, and tell you how to join the 6bone. The 6bone operates under the IPv6 Testing Address Allocation of Experimental RFC 2471, allocated by the ngtrans effort of the IETF.  See the NGtrans working group pages for info on this effort.