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Does IPv6 Even Work?

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

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"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."

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