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EnterpriseNetworkingPlanet: Prep for Tomorrow with an IPv6 Testbed

“Yes, friends, I am afraid you do have to start paying attention
to IPv6 (Internet Protocol version 6) (define). It’s on its way,
it’s inevitable, and us ace network admins must learn to use
it.

“At this point, at least in the United States, it’s a novelty
along the the lines of the talking dog. It’s not that it talks
well, but that it talks at all; in other words, implementation here
is very limited. IPv6 is not an extension to IPv4, but a whole new
protocol. So the transition to IPv6 means building devices, like
network cards, phones, and routers, that support both, and running
them side-by-side as the entire freakin’ Internet makes the
changeover. And it means updating all manner of software. Some say
it will take 10-20 years…”


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