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IPv6 Survives Big 'Net Test

Recently, nearly three dozen government sites as well as massive sites such as Facebook and Google ran a one day test using IPv6 addresses in place of IPv4. Looks like it all went swimmingly, with no major problems reported. This is good news due to the fact that the entire Internet is readying the switch to IPv6 since IPv4 addresses are running out.

The success of what was called 'World IPv6 Day' isn't a shocker. The protocol is 13 years old. In fact, I interviewed Internet star Vint Cerf about IPv6 12 years ago. Check it out.

Looks like most core Internet providers and big sites are good to go. Now it's time for enterprises to step up.

What are you doing with IPv6? Share your stories at dbarney@redmondmag.com.

Posted by Doug Barney on 06/15/2011 at 1:18 PM


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