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Does IPv6 Even Work?

Mar 07, 2011, 22:04 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sean Michael Kerner)

"With the free pool of IPv4 address space now exhausted, transitioning to IPv6 is set to become increasingly important. IPv6, however, isn't without its own set of challenges; and implementing it isn't as easy as simply flipping a switch.

"One of the key places where IPv6 challenges are exposed is the interoperability lab at the University of New Hampshire (UNH-IOL). UNH-IOL sponsors plugfests and other interoperability events and initiatives that bring vendors together to help validate that their IPv6 solutions actually work together.

"Tim Winters, senior manager for the UNH-IOL, told that a number of surprises about IPv6 have emerged during recent plugfests."

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