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IPv4 depletion: Threat? Danger? Crisis? Turning IPv6 Up and IPv4 Down

…in about five years. Why? That is the approximate half-life of equipment like laptops and residential routers. Right now, consumer operating systems including MacOSX, Windows (Vista and later), FreeBSD, and Linux all support IPv6 natively; if one has bought their computer since January 2007, it is IPv6-capable unless they have intentionally turned that off. The consumer computers that do not include IPv6, at this point, include the X-box, older…

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US Federal Government Makes Huge Strides in IPv6 Deployment

…try and spurred vendors and providers of IT services to accelerate IPv6 products and service availability. Theses goals have clearly been met ! With these web sites coming on top of the Web Content that was enabled for World IPv6 Launch, we have now reached critical mass of IPv6 content. Statistics at 6lab.cisco.com show that an estimated 44% of overall WEB content viewed in the US can be consumed TODAY over IPv6. Quite an achievement indeed !…

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I’m a Believer; the World is Running out of IPv4 Addresses!

…address exhaust and IPv6 implementation you can reach out to your Cisco account team who can engage Cisco’s IPv6 Advanced Services Experts. This team offers such services as IPv6 Discover Workshop, IPv6 Readiness Assessment, IPv6 Design, IPv6 Deployment and implementation services. To read further about Cisco IPv6 Advanced Services click here. In closing, whatever you do, don’t get left standing on the platform at the station. The IPv6 train is…

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IPv6 at CiscoLive! San Diego

…s just different enough from IPv4 to cause unfamiliar failure modes, which means fun and exciting challenges for me, so I look forward to every event.  To give you an example, Stateless Address Autoconfiguration (SLAAC) uses IPv6 multicast (there is no broadcast in IPv6) to periodically send Router Advertisements to all the clients. This means the packet needs to be replicated to all of the access points to be sent over the radio. Needless to…

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Why an Assessment Phase is Necessary for Successful IPv6 Adoption

…is “What are the minimum features I absolutely need to get IPv6 up and running?”  The answer to this question means defining what “IPv6-capable” means to your organization.  You can start by observing how others are defining IPv6 capability.  The IPv6 Ready Logo and USGv6 programs are good references for defining what “IPv6 capable” means.  These programs also define a series of tests that will verify support of IPv6 capabilities.   They also…

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