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Windows TechEdge: IETF gets serious about IPv6

Jul 04, 1999, 08:48 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by James Niccolai)

"A worldwide effort to promote the adoption of a new version of the Internet protocol, called IPv6 (Internet Protocol version 6), will be launched early next week, according to an individual with the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) who is familiar with the effort.

"More than 20 of the largest telecommunications providers and IT vendors from Europe, Asia and North America will announce the formation of the IPv6 Forum, which will be dedicated to raising awareness and speeding introduction of the new protocol, said the IETF source, who asked not to be identified. The IETF is an Internet standards body.

"The date for the IPv6 Forum launch has been tentatively set for July 5. Its final roster of members was still being finalized last week, but is likely to include British Telecom PLC, L.M. Ericsson Telephone Corp., Nokia Corp., Telecom Italia CSELT, 3Com Corp., Cisco Systems Inc., Microsoft Corp., Hitachi Ltd. and Nippon Telegraph & Telephone Corp., according to a preliminary statement from the forum."

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