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As the network activity, SA2 takes care of IPv6 related activities. To foster the worldwide uptake of the Grid, it is indeed necessary that gLite (middleware for grid computing) becomes IPv6 compatible. To achieve this goal, SA2 will interact with related projects, particularly the EUChinaGrid project. The outcome of this activity will be to have tests of gLite on an IPv6 architecture and a report of the issues arisen in such an environment. Based on this info, JRA1 will be able to produce new versions of the involved components to try to solve these issues. This iterative process will hopefully ultimately produce an IPv6-enabled version of gLite.

To take part in the related activities of EUChinaGrid, SA2 participates in their IPv6 testbed (as part of TSA2.1.3) in order to embody the collaboration and to keep an IPv6 competence inside EGEE.

SA2 is currently defining an IPv6 compliance test methodology including the detailed steps to test a middleware component and assess its IPv6 compliance level, trying as much as possible to decrease the complexity by isolating the different parts of a component. SA2 will also design an IPv6 platform to run the tests in an hybrid IPv4-IPv6 grid environment. The objectives of this work are to circulate the methodology among developers and certification and testing teams, to validate the methodology on a very small set of software and to hand over the whole testing activity to Certification and Testing (SA3 and ETICS - eInfrastructure for Testing, Integration and Configuration of Software) for an exhaustive analysis.

For more information you can have a look at the IPv6 session performed during EGEE'08 .

The SA2 team has released a tool called IPv6 CARE, which stands for "IPv6 Compliance Automatic Runtime Experiment".
This tool is able to assess IPv6 compliance of programs while they are running, by detecting networking-related function calls.

Documentation and user guide are here, and package is here.

For more information you can also visit the IPv6 twiki page. There are now also demos of some services IPv6 compliant. Some videos for dissemination were also made.