[LINK] Benefits of a digital economy enabled by the National

stephen at melbpc.org.au stephen at melbpc.org.au
Fri Sep 24 00:52:13 EST 2010

George writes,

> I've just filmed an interview with a key researcher at UNE discussing
> what they've achieved with the DET network and what might be possible
> with the NBN. He specifically said the NBN would also allow interaction
> with Catholic and independent schools ..

And for students, sophisticated management .. eg students can keep their 
IPv6 static addresses after leaving school .. 

Australia leads the way in IPv6 education networks. 

Network expected to top 10,000 students. 
By Darren Pauli (Computerworld) 27th January, 2010 


Australia could be home to one of the largest education networks to 
operate on the Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) platform.

About 30 schools covering more than 7500 students across the country are 
using IPv6 mail, and collaboration, managed by StudentNet, a commercial 
spin-off from the Association of Independent Schools of NSW. 

StudentNet director, Kevin Karp, said he anticipates hitting 10,000 
student subscribers which would make the network as large as the Greek 
School Network. 

"[World Wide IPv6 Forum president] Latif Ladid announced last year that 
the network is the second largest behind China and Greece," Karp said. 

"Our subscribers are from the smallest to the biggest independent schools 
across Australia." 

Karp said IPv6 can make it easier to keep students more accountable for 
their actions at school by tying actions to static IP addresses.

The graduating year of 2009 and upcoming students can keep their IPv6 
static addresses after leaving school.

Subscriber numbers increased by 40 per cent last year and are expected to 
grow by more than 20 per cent by the end of the first quarter of this 
year according to the company.

Students using the company's NextMail IPv6 service access the system via 
6to4 tunnelling, which allows IPv6 packets to be transmitted over an IPv4 
network. Karp said the company has about 100 schools using its 
virtualisation hosting service.



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