IPv6 Extension Headers: Usage and Testing

Date: September 8, 2022
Time: 15:00 UTC - 16:00 UTC
Location: UTC
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IPv6 Extension Headers are an important part of the IPv6 protocol.  In this session, we will learn:

  • What are the frequently-used Extension Headers?
  • What is the basic architecture?
  • How are they used?
  • What is the nature of the controversy surrounding them?

We will also present the results of our testing of IPv6 Extension Headers on the Internet and next steps.

The speaker will be Nalini Elkins, President of the Industry Network Technology Council. 

Nalini’s Bio:

Nalini Elkins is the President of the Industry Network Technology Council.   She is also the CEO and Founder of Inside Products, Inc.  Nalini is a recognized leader in the field of computer performance measurement and analysis. In addition to being an experienced software product designer, developer, and planner, she has been the founder or co-founder of four start-ups in the high-tech arena.

Nalini started her career doing network design and monitoring for the Chevron network.  She specializes in network performance analysis, measurement, monitoring, tuning, and troubleshooting of large enterprise networks. 

One of her specialities is training and network design for IPv6 migration for large enterprises.  Many of the Fortune 1000 level companies as well as the large US government organizations, have taken her classes on various networking topics.

She has developed network monitoring and diagnostic products, which were later marketed by IBM and other software companies.   She received the A.A. Michelson award from the Computer Measurement Group for her contributions to the field.   Nalini is on the Advisory Board of the India Internet Engineering Society (IIESoc).