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What ever happened to ipV6?

Posted 26 June 2012 - 05:58 PM

I remember that in 2011, a whole host of companies were planning on rolling out IPV6 only websites to combat the shortage of IP addresses, and the the W3C was going to start phasing out IPV4. But here we are, half way through 2012, and nothing new has happened concerning IPV6 since then.
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Re: What ever happened to ipV6?

Posted 26 June 2012 - 06:00 PM

It's in the bin with Y2k, H1N1, & bird flu.

America thrives on the apocalyptic future that we're all going to die soon.
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Re: What ever happened to ipV6?

Posted 26 June 2012 - 06:01 PM

That sure is a relief. I was worried I would have to upgrade hardware or party line an internet connection.
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Re: What ever happened to ipV6?

Posted 26 June 2012 - 06:04 PM

It isn't a question of hardware, only the protocol in your OS. On the technical side of this, I believe that home users will still use ipv4 for their (less than 10 node) network. ISPs are the ones running out of addresses to assign.

I can't imagine how a 'party line' scenario would work at all. When a node (like a dsl modem) requests an address via dhcp, if there isn't one to assign it's just going to time out.
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Re: What ever happened to ipV6?

Posted 28 June 2012 - 08:29 PM

Google actually came out the other day saying that we are going to start using ipv6 shortly due to the amount of ipv4 ip's running low.
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Re: What ever happened to ipV6?

Posted 29 June 2012 - 05:37 PM

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The issue should be of particular concern to the U.S. government, since its leading the way in transitioning to IPv6. The federal government required that the backbone networks of all of its agencies be moved to IPv6 by the end of June 2008.


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Re: What ever happened to ipV6?

Posted 03 July 2012 - 08:32 AM

It is not in the bin, it is just working well. IPv6 is being used a fair bit, and chances are you will start using it without even noticing. Just as the millenium bug did exist but was mostly fixed in time for most people to not be effected by it.
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Re: What ever happened to ipV6?

Posted 03 July 2012 - 09:34 AM

IPv6 is being used, however its just not as a big concern as people thought it was going to be. Uninformed people made it seem like a much bigger deal that we were running out of IPv4. They made it seem like the internet was gonna just randomly die or something. There are still ton of "empty" IPv4 addresses just laying around bought by some company. I would say the biggest thing that really helped with IPv4 sticking around is Dynamic IP addresses. As for it not being in play, most newer computers have the capability for both and a lot of companies own servers for both types of IP addresses.
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