UNH-IOL expands testing for USGv6

The University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory (UNH-IOL), an independent provider of broad-based testing and standards conformance services for the networking industry, has announced expanded testing capabilities that meet the requirements outlined in the newly released update to the USGv6 profile, a test program designated by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) that provides proof of compliance to IPv6 specifications and increases user confidence in the interoperability of common network products, the company said.

The revised profile aims to achieve several goals that include updating to the latest IPv6 standards, testing of products in “IPv6-only” environments, expanding to test IPv6 applications and services, and providing a streamlined platform for other organizations and governments to utilize the profile and test methodology. Users of the current version of USGv6 are recommended to fully migrate to the new profile and test program within 2 years.

The USGv6 profile includes a large set of RFCs published by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), encompassing basic IPv6 functionality, as well as specific requirements and key optional capabilities for routing, security, multicast, mobility, network management, and quality of service.

The UNH-IOL is dedicated to being the world´s premier data networking resource. Beginning in 1988, the UNH-IOL has built a multimillion dollar testbed and developed testing solutions to help companies efficiently and cost effectively deliver products to market. UNH-IOL´s services fit the needs of the market, while maintaining broad, comprehensive interoperability and conformance testing of networking, data, telecommunications, and storage products. The industry relies on UNH-IOL´s extensive staff experience, standards-bodies participation, 28,000+ square foot facility, and 100+ students who represent the future interoperability testing and verification.