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
InternetNews.com that a number of surprises about IPv6 have emerged
during recent plugfests."