- Universidad Nacional del Tucumán
- Academic Sector
Universidad Nacional de Tucumán (UNT) is the largest university of Northern Argentina and its community includes more than 80,000 people. The Rector’s Office connects UNT to the Internet and has a Class C IPv4 block and a link provided by ARIU (the Association of Inter-University Networks), as well as a /48 IPv6 prefix. Currently, IPv6 implementation at UNT is limited to the WiFi network of the Herrera Center. Internet connectivity is provided by a tunnel broker (SixXS) using 6to4 encapsulation. UNT wants to address the coexistence of IPv4 and IPv6, at first in one of the centers with the largest network infrastructure and then gradually migrate to other centers until the entire infrastructure is operating on native IPv6. The project seeks to (a) complete the overall design for IPv6 deployment at Universidad Nacional de Tucumán, including the definition of an IPv6 addressing plan for all the centers that are part of the university; (b) research and develop laboratory prototypes for IPv6 addressing, routing and security solutions; (c) implement an IPv6 backbone between the Herrera Center and the Rector’s Office to provide connectivity via the global routing IPv6 prefix provided by ARIU; (d) deploy IPv6 in the Wi-Fi and wired networks of the Herrera Center; (e) test and continuously monitor the project once it is operational, and (f) conduct a feasibility study on IPv6 deployment in the rest of the institution.