The IPv6 transition: what you can do to prepare (Podcast)

The IPv6 transition: what you can do to prepare (Podcast)

Summary: ARIN CEO John Curran and I talk about the IPv4 depletion and what you and your enterprise can do to prepare for the the IPv6 transition.

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ARIN CEO John Curran and I talk about the IPv4 depletion and what you and your enterprise can do to prepare for the the IPv6 transition.

Also Read: IPv6, The end of the Internet as we know it

Links discussed in this Podcast:

ARIN IPv6 / IPv6 "Bottom Line"

ARIN IPv6 Wiki http://www.getipv6.info

Gogo6 (Freenet6) http://www.gogo6.com

Hurricane Electric IPv6 http://tunnelbroker.net

Topics: Browser, Networking, Telcos

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Jason Perlow, Sr. Technology Editor at ZDNet, is a technologist with over two decades of experience integrating large heterogeneous multi-vendor computing environments in Fortune 500 companies. Jason is currently a Partner Technology Strategist with Microsoft Corp. His expressed views do not necessarily represent those of his employer.

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  • It's a slow news day today.

    It's a slow news day today. All of the "OMG, we're screwed" stories are coming out. Running out of address space, the singularity is on our doorstep, everybody on Earth is gonna willingly strap a camera to themselves (LOL!), etc etc.

    Meh, not worth it. Going somewhere else for a while.
    CobraA1
    • RE: The IPv6 transition: what you can do to prepare (Podcast)

      @CobraA1 Actually we <b>are</b> going to run out of IPv4 address spaces in the <i>relatively</i> near future. The last two big things that saved us from <i>having to bother</i> with IPv6 were CIDR (more efficient use of subnets) and NATing (hiding an entire subnet behind a single IP address). They allowed us to not have to think about the problem for <i>another 18 years</i>. Well that time is coming to an end. <br><br>Case in point, Windows 7 has IPv6 enabled by default. Just look at the control panel properties of a network connection within Windows 7 -- IPv6 is on. In addition, Win7 tries to resolve names, e.g., www.zdnet.com, first using IPv6 not IPv4 .<br><br>Another example is that any recent cable modem is IPv6 ready (DOCIS 3.0 spec). <br><br>In other words, the tech world knows the end is nigh and is subtlety preparing for it... unbeknownst to most people.<br><br>-M
      betelgeuse68
      • RE: The IPv6 transition: what you can do to prepare (Podcast)

        @betelgeuse68 It might be a bit more transparent than most people think, however - after all, you're right, IPv6 is the default now.

        I think the biggest effect is that we'll start to see an increasing number of people be handed out IPv6-only IP addresses. Perhaps some older software designed around IPv4 may stop working for those people, but other than that you might not notice the difference.
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      • RE: The IPv6 transition: what you can do to prepare (Podcast)

        @betelgeuse68 No wonder Win7 is so damned slow at resolves!
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      • RE: The IPv6 transition: what you can do to prepare (Podcast)

        @betelgeuse68 Ubuntu Linux a couple of releases ago had IPv6 enabled by default, and it caused the Firefox browser to run at a snail's pace on my home network, although I didn't know the cause at the time. I estimated that data transfers with IPv6 were running at about 1/20th to 1/30th of the speed of IPv4. IPv6 is fine if your network is set up for it and you know what it takes to make it go. Otherwise, it isn't ready for prime time yet, at least for the casual home user who may have a mix of older and newer equipment. For 98% of the population, the subject is just too geeky and arcane.
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      • RE: The IPv6 transition: what you can do to prepare (Podcast)

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    behind a single IPV6 ip address, then translate local IPV4 addresses to IPV6 at the gateway. IPV4 devices will live on for a very long time!!!
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    • RE: The IPv6 transition: what you can do to prepare (Podcast)

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  • RE: The IPv6 transition: what you can do to prepare (Podcast)

    IPv4 devices will indeed live on for a very long time. When you NAT them behind an IPv6 address, that still means that the device they want to reach has to be reachable over IPv6. If the internet keeps growing (which I don't doubt) some communication will need to go over IPv6...
    steffann
    • RE: The IPv6 transition: what you can do to prepare (Podcast)

      @steffann
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