An Introduction To IPv6

April 10th, 2007

IPv6The linked article is a technical discussion on IPv6, the next-generation internet protocol. For those Chad’s News readers who are not technical, I suggest just reading the first page and a half to two pages, which explain the history of IPv4 (the current internet protocol), why we need IPv6, and the IPv6 addressing scheme. Adoption of IPv6 has been very slow, due in large part to the popularity of network address translation (NAT). The switch to IPv6 can be quite expensive in both time and money, and for many companies there really isn’t a compelling reason to make the transition. The US Government, however, is helping the process by mandating a switch. In addition, Asian countries have an interest in IPv6 and are implementing networks that use the new protocol.


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