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  • Cisco Linksys routers still don't support IPv6

    Posted February 8, 2011 - 9:46 pm

    It's hard to fathom why Cisco hasn't added IPv6 to its Linksys consumer routers yet, but the company has promised support will come this spring.
  • Why you shouldn't worry so much about IPv6

    Posted February 4, 2011 - 3:54 pm

    A critical juncture in history arrived this week as the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) assigned the last IPv4 addresses to the five regions of the world's Regional Internet Registries.
  • IPv4 finale 'one of the most important days of the Internet'

    Posted February 3, 2011 - 3:13 pm

    Internet policymakers officially handed out the last five blocks of IPv4 address space to each of the Regional Internet Registries (RIRs) at a ceremony held in Miami Thursday morning.
  • IPv4's funeral expected to come Thursday

    Posted February 2, 2011 - 11:50 am

    A press conference taking place on Thursday in Miami is expected to mark the last allocation of Internet Protocol, Version 4 addresses by the central authority that assigns them.
  • The Internet is full; please go home

    Posted February 1, 2011 - 5:21 pm

    Despite 12 years of warning, most companies appear to have done little to get ready; appearances are often deceiving.
  • Juniper changes course, accelerates IPv6 support

    Posted February 1, 2011 - 5:19 pm

    Juniper Networks is accelerating its plan to support IPv6 on its public-facing Web site and Web services, following criticism that the router maker was lagging rivals including Cisco Systems and Brocade Networks in this critical area.
  • Address allocation kicks off IPv4 endgame

    Posted February 1, 2011 - 11:00 am

    The Internet Assigned Numbers Authority has assigned two large blocks of IPv4 addresses to the Asia-Pacific Network Information Centre, activating a rule under which the agency will give out the last of its IPv4 addresses.
  • Enterprise IPv6 address planning considerations

    Posted January 26, 2011 - 11:37 am

    With interest in IPv6 accelerating and adoption heating up more attention is being paid to address planning, but where do you start?
  • Cisco, Verizon enlist in 24-hour IPv6 trial

    Posted January 24, 2011 - 12:32 pm

    Two leading network vendors -- Cisco and Verizon Business -- have enlisted in an upcoming trial-by-fire of IPv6, the long-anticipated upgrade to the Internet's main communications protocol called IPv4.
  • Geek 101: Why your IP address may soon be an antique

    Posted January 21, 2011 - 4:24 pm

    Many of our readers are no doubt familiar with the basics of IP address: They provide a network address that's used to reliably route Internet traffic to your PC, smartphone, or other device. The problem, though, is that the Internet is almost out of available IP addresses.
  • Yahoo IPv6 upgrade could shut out 1 million Internet users

    Posted January 19, 2011 - 3:07 pm

    Yahoo is forging ahead with a move to IPv6 on its main Web site by year-end despite worries that up to 1 million Internet users may be unable to access it initially.
  • A glance back at 2011

    Posted January 13, 2011 - 4:08 pm

    2011 could be described as “The Year of …” many things. The tablet market heated up beyond the Apple iPad. 4G wireless took off with the emergence of big-time LTE networks. Governments and hackers screamed for attention by taking down networks, while IPv6 generated interest for giving the Internet a way to carry on.
  • The clock is ticking: Give IPv6 a test drive

    Posted January 13, 2011 - 12:02 pm

    Major Websites are to test Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) by participating in World IPv6 Day, scheduled for June 8. Google, Facebook, and Yahoo, among others, have agreed to ensure that IPv6 entrances to their sites will be available, along with any network infrastructure needed to receive IPv6 traffic.
  • Facebook, Google, Yahoo commit to 'World IPv6 Day' trial

    Posted January 12, 2011 - 12:04 pm

    Several of the Internet's most popular Web sites - including Facebook, Google and Yahoo - have agreed to participate in the first global-scale trial of IPv6, the long-anticipated upgrade to the Internet's main communications protocol known as IPv4.
  • U.S. military strong-arming IT industry on IPv6

    Posted December 20, 2010 - 2:33 pm

    The U.S. military is ratcheting up the pressure on its network suppliers to deploy IPv6 on their own networks and Web sites so they can gain operational experience and fix bugs in the products they are selling that support the next-generation Internet protocol.
  • Verizon launches IPv6 transition services

    Posted December 8, 2010 - 10:44 am

    Organizations struggling to adopt IPv6 could get a hand from a new service offered by Verizon
  • What the IPv4 meltdown means for you

    Posted December 1, 2010 - 5:54 pm

    The world is running out of IPv4 Internet addresses, without which the Internet can't function in its existing form.
  • Juniper defends poky pace on IPv6-enabling its Web site

    Posted November 16, 2010 - 2:43 pm

    It's surprising that Juniper will admit to being two years behind arch-rival Cisco at anything, let alone a development related to IPv6, the next-generation Internet Protocol.
  • IPv6 basics: Getting started with IPv6

    Posted November 15, 2010 - 7:39 am

    Like it or lump it, you're going to need to add IPv6 to your network. Here's how to start.
  • Vint Cerf: Give tax credits to businesses to act on IPv6

    Posted November 12, 2010 - 11:55 am

    Businesses that act now to prepare for IPv6 should be given “tax credits” to help them with the migration, according to Vint Cerf.
  • U.S. cable companies embrace IPv6

    Posted October 28, 2010 - 8:32 pm

    While some traditional telecom carriers such as AT&T appear to be dragging their feet on deploying the emerging standard known as IPv6, the U.S. cable industry -- led by Comcast -- is charging ahead on this long-anticipated upgrade to the Internet's main communications protocol.
  • AT&T lagging while others lead on IPv6

    Posted October 27, 2010 - 10:34 am

    Is AT&T behind on IPv6 deployment?
  • IPv4 Crisis: Another Important Thing No One Cares About

    Posted October 21, 2010 - 10:49 am

    The home networks of IT people who do IPv4-IPv6 migrations at work may be fully swapped over before their employers are.
  • Gap between IPv4 depletion, IPv6 adoption widens

    Posted October 18, 2010 - 1:18 pm

    The Internet's regional registries, which dole out blocks of IPv4 and IPv6 address space to carriers, will announce on Monday that less than 5% of the world's IPv4 address space remains unallocated.
  • BlueCat beefs up IPv6 support

    Posted October 14, 2010 - 9:13 pm

    BlueCat Networks has enhanced its IP address management software to aid network operators in the transition to IPv6, the long-anticipated upgrade to the Internet's main communications protocol.

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