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Why Would Anyone Need an IPv6-to-IPv6 Network Prefix Translator?

…. NPTv6 does provide it, though, if you have two translators to the same upstream, since the address translation is algorithmic, you can load share and fail over between them. Ron Bonica has a suggestion in “Multihoming with IPv6-to-IPv6 Network Prefix Translation (NPTv6)” in which he provides a way that one could provide fail-over to a different ISP by enabling the ISPs to hold hands. It may turn out to be useful. __________ Andrew: But…

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Preparing for World IPv6 Launch

…bally enabled IPv6 access to their production sites and services as part of a 24-hour “test run.” Cisco made www.cisco.com IPv6 accessible on that day. The outcome was a success, and gave all the participants confidence that IPv6 was truly production ready. World IPv6 Day was also a valuable learning opportunity for Cisco IT to better understand what it would take to permanently IPv6-enable our website. In the year since that test run, our focus…

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Top Five Considerations for Enabling IPv6 Support on Your Application Delivery Controller

…8217;t shortcut your deployment – If you cannot build an IPv6-enabled Internet Edge that supports near-IPv4 performance, availability and security then don’t even start as in most cases when a client has IPv4 and IPv6 access and name resolution, IPv6 wins and you don’t want the user to suffer from your bad IPv6 implementation This list is by no means exhaustive but over the last year of dual stack deployments on the Cisco ACE,…

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Integrating IPv6 Into Your Network: Five Steps for Building Your IPv6 Address Plan

…5: Decide how to manage the address space. Gone are the days when the address plan can be conveniently managed and maintained with a spreadsheet. With the expansion of the address space from 32 bits to 128 bits the number of IPv6 addresses and the number of IPv6 prefixes has greatly increased. Any wide scale implementation of IPv6 must include an IP Address Management (IPAM ) tool. This tool can help manage and maintain the IPv6 address space…

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North American IPv6 Summit: My Critical Takeaways for the Enterprise Customer

…the network but throughout the enterprise.  This is most evident in the lack of documentation by commercial off the shelf (COTS) application vendors who need to do a better job of helping customers understand the support for IPv6. There were many great sessions but the ones the hit home for me the most were: IPv6 Government Panel, moderated by Yurie Rich (Nephos6) and paneled by: Dale Geesey (Auspex), Steven Pirzchalski (Veterans…

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