“It was horribly like a spring flood; first a trickle, then a stream, then a torrent, then simply the grim struggle to keep from going under and…”
-Sarah Monette, Elizabeth Bear – 2007
IPv6 is coming! IPv6 is coming!
It’s time to stop thinking that it’s a future thing – that it’s never going to happen.
You don’t want to be standing flat footed when it (the torrent) hits you in the back of the head.
06/23/08; Vol. 27, No. 15 “Agencies have until June 30 2008 to meet the Office of Management and Budget’s mandate to get their network backbones ready to handle IPv6 traffic. The Social Security Administration achieved that goal six months ago.”
09/19/08 — 11:11 AM The U.S. Postal Service plans to deploy an IPv6-capable video surveillance system to 40,000 postal sites across the country
“…For instance, just this past September, Arbor Networks placed worldwide use of IPv6 at only 0.0026 per cent, but according to the Google study, the percentage of computers using IPv6 access to the internet grew steadily from 0.192 per cent in August up to 0.238 per cent in October.”
First a trickle…
IPv6 is coming – better said as IP vee 6, not IP version 6…
Both Microsoft’s Vista and Server 2008 have IPv6 installed and running out of the box. These systems can automatically discover and start using a 6to4 router – to use IPv6 on the Internet. These systems are also automatically seeking an ISATAP router to facilitate IPv4 and IPv6 coexistence on your internal networks.
Starting next year, I’ll be proving a blog version of a crash course on IPv6. You’ll need this before you get that first IPv6 user call (e.g., What does FE80 mean?) or before your your manager announces that the ISATAP router (?) needs to be configured.