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Is your network going to be IPv6 ready?

You remember IPv6 - it was that thing that people didn't like in Vista and tried to turn it off?  Well it is coming and it is coming quickly.  I saw this and thought I would remind everyone that what you know about IPv4 is no longer going to be enough. Is your network technology and software up to the task?

Switch To IPv6 On Internet's Root Servers Begins

The current version -- IPv4, which can accommodate 4.3 billion addresses -- would have run out of addresses by 2012, experts predict.

The switch to a new Internet address format has begun, as Web overseers look to provide a pool of virtually unlimited addresses to support the growing number of Internet-connected devices.

On Monday, records written in IPv6 were added to the Internet's root servers, making it possible for the first time for computer systems to communicate via the Web using only the new format, the London-based BBC news agency reported. The development marks a milestone in the conversion from IPv4.

Switch To IPv6 On Internet's Root Servers Begins -- IPv6 -- InformationWeek

 

MSDN developer resources can be found at (http://search.msdn.microsoft.com/search/Default.aspx?query=ipv6&brand=msdn&locale=&refinement=00&lang=en-us was used to get these links):

IPv6 Guide for Windows Sockets Applications (Windows)

This guide provides the information you need to enable your Microsoft® Windows® application to use the next generation of Internet Protocol, version 6 (IPv6)

http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms738649.aspx

IPv6 Application Development

TCP/Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) is a connectionless, unreliable datagram protocol used primarily for addressing and routing packets between hosts. Connectionless means that ...

http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa917153.aspx

IPv6 Blog : Mythbusters #1: No one is using IPv6 [UPDATED]

Hmm, let's bust this myth with a quick experiment. You can all take part. In order to be a valid test, you need to meet the following requirements: 1. You must have a cell phone ...

http://blogs.technet.com/ipv6/archive/2007/05/06/mythbusters-1-no-one-is-using-ipv6.aspx

ttfn

David

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Posted Tue, Feb 5 2008 11:02 PM by David Overton

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