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  • IPv6 could open networks up to zero-day attacks

    Posted March 10, 2014 - 10:50 am

    The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) warns that moving from IPv4 to IPv6 is a process fraught with peril, which may explain why government agencies are so far behind their own deadlines for implementation.
  • Whatever happened to the IPv4 address crisis?

    Posted February 17, 2014 - 9:55 pm

    The day of reckoning has been pushed out as the major Internet players have developed ingenious ways to stretch those available numbers. But these conservation efforts can only work for so long.
  • IPv6 will allow them to track you down. Not!

    Posted December 22, 2013 - 6:40 pm

    Everyone from marketers to law enforcement officials seem to hold the same misconception that IPv6 is going to make it possible to expose people in a way that IPv4 does not.
  • Seriously, you need to think about IPv6

    Posted June 25, 2013 - 3:40 pm

    Although everyone seems to ignore the inevitable, IPv6 will become a reality soon, so plan for it now.
  • Spotlight on moving to IPv6

    Posted June 1, 2013 - 5:07 pm

    "There are no more excuses. You have to be able to run both IPv4 and IPv6 all the time, anytime, because this is not going to be turned off. For any ISP and any edge provider, if you are not capable of running IPv6, you are not being noticed. Get going. Get IPv6 running." --Vint Cerf
  • Comcast to IPv6-enable commercial broadband service

    Posted April 16, 2013 - 3:47 pm

    Comcast plans to expand its IPv6-based offerings for business customers with the launch of commercial broadband and Metro Ethernet services that support the next-gen Internet Protocol later this year.
  • Recent signals point to escalating jitters for IPv4 market

    Posted March 4, 2013 - 1:49 pm

    Taken together, these 9 perceptions suggest a growing appetite for transfers of increasingly scarce IPv4 addresses.
  • New IPv6 training video released

    Posted January 31, 2013 - 1:56 pm

    Seeing an uptick in demand for IPv6-trained engineers in Europe, IT video training firm CBT Nuggets is offering a new 21-hour class aimed at teaching the basics of the next-gen Internet protocol.
  • U.S. government honored for pioneering work in IPv6

    Posted November 14, 2012 - 2:18 pm

    The IPv6 Forum on Tuesday presented a special award to four U.S. government officials for their pioneering work in promoting IPv6, an emerging upgrade to the Internet's main communications protocol.
  • ISOC honors Facebook, Comcast execs for IPv6 work

    Posted November 8, 2012 - 3:53 pm

    The Internet Society last night awarded its highest honor for work related to IPv6, the next generation Internet Protocol, to executives from Facebook and Comcast. Recipients of the award were Paul Saab and Donn Lee, software engineers at Facebook, and John Brzozowski, Distinguished Engineer and Chief Architect for IPv6 at Comcast.
  • New Akamai service optimizes content delivery for device, network conditions

    Posted October 9, 2012 - 9:07 am

    Akamai Technologies will announce on Tuesday a new service for improving website performance that determines the type of device and network a user has -- and whether the device has an IPv4 or IPv6 address -- and then improves the delivery of Web content accordingly.
  • Startup unveils cloud-based IPv6 service

    Posted October 1, 2012 - 4:37 pm

    6connect, a venture-funded startup based in San Francisco, announced Monday its ProVision Suite, a cloud-based service designed to help network operators manage dual-stack networks supporting both IPv4 and IPv6 protocols.
  • How the U.S. is winning the race to next-gen Internet

    Posted September 24, 2012 - 11:32 am

    With the worldwide supply of IPv4 addresses rapidly dwindling, the United States is pulling ahead of its global rivals in the deployment of next-generation Internet services based on the emerging IPv6 standard.
  • 6 signs that the U.S. is overtaking the world at IPv6

    Posted September 24, 2012 - 9:59 am

    Having invented the Internet 40-odd years ago, the United States has had the first-mover advantage when it comes to selling products and services that run on this ubiquitous communications platform. Now the United States is pulling ahead of its global rivals on next-gen Internet services built around the emerging IPv6 standard.
  • IPv6 traffic rises in U.S., but remains sliver of overall Internet

    Posted September 24, 2012 - 8:52 am

    U.S. ISPs are reporting a significant rise in IPv6 traffic during the last three months, even though the overall numbers remain tiny -- less than 1% of Internet traffic.
  • A phased approach to IPv6 that's so easy, you'll almost think you're still ignoring it

    Posted July 30, 2012 - 8:58 pm

    Remember when you were a kid and you got so tired of your parents nagging you to clean your room, you finally just stopped listening? It's kind of that way with IPv6.
  • The IPv6 bandwagon has left the station, but who is onboard?

    Posted July 12, 2012 - 12:33 pm

    The IPv6 movement has been years in the making. So many years, in fact, that it has hardly been a movement at all. While a handful of regions, primarily in Asia and pockets of Europe, have embraced IPv6, it has been otherwise largely ignored, something to be considered later while we exhaust IPv4 assets. This thinking has clearly stunted the growth of IPv6, presenting opportunities to early adopters and IPv6 facilitators and indigestion for the procrastinators.
  • Why Internet prognosticator Geoff Huston is still pessimistic about IPv6

    Posted June 13, 2012 - 11:58 am

    Geoff Huston, an Australian researcher whose predictions about IPv4 depletion dates have proven uncannily accurate over the years, is still not certain that IPv6 will get deployed in time to avert an addressing crisis across the Internet.
  • World IPv6 Launch boosts morale but traffic levels remain tiny

    Posted June 8, 2012 - 9:16 am

    Despite widespread publicity for World IPv6 Launch day earlier this week, the protocol’s presence on the Internet remains painfully modest next to the domination of IPv4, Internet monitoring companies have reported.
  • ISOC: IPv6 is the new normal for the Internet

    Posted June 7, 2012 - 9:18 pm

    IPv6 is the new normal for the Internet. So claims the Internet Society (ISOC) as it sums up the early results of its World IPv6 Launch Day held on Wednesday.
  • Launch event drives IPv6 traffic to all-time high

    Posted June 7, 2012 - 3:17 pm

    The much-hyped World IPv6 Launch Day event on Wednesday resulted in a rise in IPv6 traffic -- including Web and email -- to a new peak as expected. But ISPs said the bigger story was the steady increase in IPv6 traffic that occurred in the months leading up to the event, which they anticipate will continue for the rest of 2012.
  • Windows 8 Update: We're talking IPv6-friendly

    Posted June 7, 2012 - 2:44 pm

    Windows 8 has a bias in favor of IPv6 but can handle IPv4 connectivity when it's the only option, something that will help the IPv6 transition for businesses and individuals.
  • IPv6: Five things you should know

    Posted June 6, 2012 - 9:55 pm

    Today is the day IPv6 finally goes live. For as long as there has been an Internet IPv4 has been synonymous with IP and nobody really stopped to think about which version of the protocol it was. But, IPv4 has outlived its usefulness.
  • Cerf: IPv6 'launch' was 20 years in the making

    Posted June 6, 2012 - 9:51 pm

    The official World IPv6 Launch event, which began at 8 p.m. EDT yesterday, passed with little if any attention from the typical Internet user. For some in the Internet engineering community, however, the day marked the culmination of two decades' worth of work.
  • Many 'name' sites sitting out today's World IPv6 Launch

    Posted June 6, 2012 - 9:48 pm

    The Internet's biggest players -- including Facebook, Google, Yahoo and Bing -- are turning on IPv6 today as part of the World IPv6 Launch Day challenge coordinated by the Internet Society. But which websites are not ready to support the next-gen Internet Protocol?

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