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  • Most IT pros say their websites will support IPv6 by 2013

    Posted July 27, 2011 - 12:05 pm

    More than 70% of IT departments plan to upgrade their websites to support IPv6 within the next 24 months, according to a recent survey of IT professionals conducted by Network World.
  • IETF ready to save home network users and lose every friend they tell about it

    Posted July 11, 2011 - 3:37 pm

    The IETF considering how to bring IPv6 to home networks, a critical goal that will only succeed if those who benefit from it never know it happened.
  • IETF mulls IPv6 for home networking

    Posted July 6, 2011 - 5:17 pm

    The Internet Engineering Task Force is considering establishing a working group to smooth some of the impending issues around setting up and maintaining IPv6-based Internet connections into homes.
  • Brocade fulfills Army base's IPv6 marching orders

    Posted June 14, 2011 - 5:58 pm

    Brocade gear is powering a cutting-edge network that supports IPv6, Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) and 100 Gigabit Ethernet for the U.S. Army at Fort Carson in Colorado.
  • IPv6 Day only a beginning, researchers say

    Posted June 10, 2011 - 8:40 pm

    World IPv6 Day boosted the amount of native IPv6 traffic on the Internet, but it mostly increased the use of transitional protocols that won't help to solve the looming shortage of IPv4 addresses, according to researchers studying data from Wednesday's event.
  • IPv6 traffic plummets after global test day

    Posted June 10, 2011 - 10:20 am

    The day after World IPv6 test Day, it looks as if the Internet 1.0 has been getting back to its IPv4-borne normality. Monitoring centres report that the IPv6 has one again retreated to the shadows with traffic “falling off a cliff”.
  • Steady improvement in IPv6 awareness

    Posted June 9, 2011 - 8:53 pm

    Preliminary results from a survey of IPv6 preparedness conducted by the IPv6 Task Force over the past three weeks have been released to mark World IPv6 Day.
  • Google, Facebook promise new IPv6 services after trial

    Posted June 9, 2011 - 5:07 pm

    One day after completing a successful 24-hour trial of IPv6, Facebook, Google and Yahoo said at a joint press conference that they would begin permanently supporting this upgrade to the Internet's main communications protocol on some of their key websites.
  • World IPv6 Day draws attention to security issues with new protocol

    Posted June 9, 2011 - 6:11 am

    The marking of World IPv6 Day yesterday has drawn fresh attention to the next generation Internet addressing protocol, as well as to the security considerations that enterprises will need to deal with as they migrate to it.
  • Facebook: The Internet did not break

    Posted June 8, 2011 - 5:59 pm

    With only a few hours left to go on World IPv6 Day, Facebook, the world's largest social network, reported no problems as it tested an upgrade of the communications protocol.
  • No news is good news on World IPv6 Day

    Posted June 8, 2011 - 5:48 pm

    World IPv6 Day, a 24-hour trial of next-generation Internet services, is going as smoothly as participating websites had hoped, sparking comparisons to the dawn of the new millennium passing without any Y2K-related incidents.
  • Industry upbeat about IPv6 Day despite low traffic volume

    Posted June 8, 2011 - 11:34 am

    It's been billed by its organizers as the most important day for the future of the Internet, but so far World IPv6 Day has probably served to confirm what the industry already knows about the 128-bit protocol on which the 21st century digital society will be built -- there is not a lot of it about.
  • Celebrate IPv6 Day holiday by continuing not to care

    Posted June 8, 2011 - 11:05 am

    IPv6-migration advocates fume because no one cares about the need to upgrade a critical piece of the 'net. They're right that IPv6 is vital, but not that anyone else to follow the details.
  • New Cisco edge routers optimized for IPv6 traffic

    Posted June 8, 2011 - 10:38 am

    Cisco this week rolled out two routers designed to allow service providers to migrate to IPv6 and more capably support video, mobility and cloud offerings.
  • World IPv6 Day: Tech industry's most-watched event since Y2K

    Posted June 8, 2011 - 10:06 am

    400 websites are participating in 24-hour trial of IPv6, despite worries about timeouts and hacker attacks.
  • IPv6 Day headaches a sure bet: A troubleshooting guide

    Posted June 8, 2011 - 9:53 am

    An estimated one million Internet users are expected to have trouble connecting to some of their favorite Websites during World IPv6 Day on Wednesday. More than 400 popular Websites including Facebook, Google, Yahoo and Bing are participating in a test run of a new addressing system for the Internet, called Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6).
  • Breakfast links: Happy IPv6 Day, everybody!

    Posted June 8, 2011 - 9:17 am

    Plus: Facebook issues yet another privacy apology.
  • 10 things to know about the move to IPv6

    Posted June 7, 2011 - 5:01 pm

    The Internet has been rolling along for decades on the strength of IPv4 and its numbering system, which has supplied billions of addresses. As long as more addresses were available, few people thought about them. But the booming popularity of the Internet has finally soaked up nearly all those fresh numbers: In February, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) allocated the last of its unused large blocks of IPv4 addresses to regional Internet registries. On Wednesday, World IPv6 Day will turn the new protocol on at hundreds of companies, agencies and universities for testing. Suddenly, IT administrators and consumers alike are starting to think more about IP addresses. Here are the answers to a few questions about the numbers that make the Internet work.
  • Hackers may try to disrupt World IPv6 Day

    Posted June 6, 2011 - 5:40 pm

    Hundreds of popular websites -- including Google, Facebook, Yahoo and Bing -- are participating in a 24-hour trial of a new Internet standard called IPv6 on June 8, prompting worries that hackers will exploit weaknesses in this emerging technology to launch attacks.
  • Comcast expands IPv6 trial

    Posted June 6, 2011 - 10:55 am

    Comcast has expanded its IPv6 trial, adding hundreds of cable modem subscribers in the San Francisco, Philadelphia, Chicago and Miami areas to participants in Littleton, Colo., that have been operational all year with this next-generation Internet service.
  • What your business can expect on World IPv6 Day

    Posted June 6, 2011 - 10:26 am

    Some 200 technology companies including Akamai, Facebook, and Google will make the switch to IPv6 during the World IPv6 Day trial for 24 hours June 8. The test is intended to see how ready technology companies are to handle IPv6 addresses as well as what to expect when Websites are obliged to enable IPv6 in the future. There could be glitches Wednesday, but the Internet Society (ISOC) estimates that 99.95 percent of all users worldwide will not notice anything at all this Wednesday.
  • Large-scale IPv6 trial set for June 8

    Posted June 3, 2011 - 9:42 am

    The largest experiment in the 40-year history of the Internet will take place on Wednesday, as hundreds of Web sites test a new standard called IPv6 that can support vastly more devices with faster, lower-cost connectivity than today's technology.
  • How to get IPv6 addresses from ARIN

    Posted May 30, 2011 - 2:16 pm

    Now that IPv6 is imminent, you’ll need some IPv6 address space. Working with ARIN to request IPv6 differs from IPv4 procedures.
  • Cisco adds IPv6 migration features to routers

    Posted May 24, 2011 - 3:38 pm

    Cisco this week rolled out products and services designed to ease the transition from IPv4 to IPv6 for enterprise customers.
  • Lack of IPv6 traffic stats makes judging progress difficult

    Posted May 24, 2011 - 9:52 am

    The Internet is poised to undergo the biggest upgrade in its 40-year history: from the current version of the Internet Protocol known as IPv4 to a new version dubbed IPv6, which offers an expanded addressing scheme for supporting new users and devices.

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