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Using and Understanding IPv6 on openSUSE 11

Jun 07, 2011, 20:11 (0 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to Andrew Weber for this link. ]

"We are still going to have IPv4 for the foreseeable future, the next 10 years or so. But IANA the governing body of the internet are running out of IPv4 Addresses. The central body are down to their last /8(1000 addresses) as is the Asia Pacific Local Authority. This means that in the APAC region IPv4 will only be issued to customers who can prove they are implementing IPv6 but have a proven need for the addresses. Public addresses are a limited resource that is running out.

"IPv6 addressed being so much longer have vastly more addresses, trillions per person on earth so it is difficult to see how we could run out of IPv6 addresses. Technology improvements in the header of IPv6 will allow for better access and sharing of resources though built in Quality of Service (QoS), for example Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) will require a constant bandwidth stream whereas as http, the main web browsing protocol works well with less consistent bandwidth . Major factors in adoption will also the automation features built-in to IPv6 where services such as gateways and DNS can be detected on the network without configuration."

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