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IPv6 and the 2008 Beijing Olympics
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IPv6 and the 2008 Beijing Olympics

Introduction The 2008 Beijing Olympics is going to experience the widest ever use of broadband and mobility services supported on IPv6 capability. This will make this sporting event a fabulously unique media event that is expected to completely┬ásurpass any other event in the use of electronic and hi-tech features. As thousands of engineers, technologists have…

ARP – Address Resolution Protocol
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ARP – Address Resolution Protocol

Overview Address Resolution Protocol (ARP) is a predominant protocol for finding a host’s hardware address when only its network layer address is known. This protocol operates below the network layer as a part of the interface between the OSI network and OSI link layer. It is used when IPv4 is used over Ethernet.Before stepping into…

Stateless Auto Configuration
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Stateless Auto Configuration

Introduction Stateless Auto Configuration is an important feature offered by the IPv6 protocol. It allows the various devices attached to an IPv6 network to connect to the Internet using the Stateless Auto Configuration without requiring any intermediate IP support in the form of a Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) server. A DHCP server holds a…

US Government using IPv6
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US Government using IPv6

Introduction June 30, 2008 is the deadline set by the US Government’s Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for federal agencies to be up and running with IPv6. In order to have a smooth transition to v6, these agencies ought to have in place their inventories of the related hardware and software requirements and also…

Top 10 Features that make IPv6 greater than IPv4
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Top 10 Features that make IPv6 greater than IPv4

Introduction It has now been close to 30 years since the current Internet Protocol Version 4 – IPv4 – was implemented as the underlying protocol for the Internet. While it has served its purpose admirably for all these years, with an ever expanding user base and a growing number of IP-enabled devices, there are serious…

Windows Server 2008
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Windows Server 2008

Overview Microsoft Windows Server 2008 is the advanced next generation server operating system that is designed to provide a secure, reliable, and robust environment with maximized control over the infrastructure. It powers the next generation networks, applications, and web services through new Web tools, virtualization technologies, security enhancements, unprecedented availability, and management capabilities. It helps…

Sprint & IPv6
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Sprint & IPv6

Introduction Sprint is a leading provider of IPv6 deployment services with a proven track record spanning 20 years. As a General Services Administration (GSA) telecommunications provider, Sprint has established a strong reputation for innovation and for providing secure solutions. To federal agencies, Sprint offers interoperability and the ability to effect a smooth transition to the…

IPv6 – The Future of the Internet
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IPv6 – The Future of the Internet

Introduction Internet Protocol version 4 the fourth iteration of the Internet Protocol (IP), is one of standard internetwork-layer protocol used and the first version of the protocol to be widely deployed on the Internet. Going through the history during the early 1990s, it was clear that IPv4 was not a long-term protocol. Its design did…

UDP – User Datagram Protocol
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UDP – User Datagram Protocol

Overview UDP widely known as User Datagram Protocol, an alternative to the Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) and, together with IP, is also referred to as UDP/IP. Like the Transmission Control Protocol, UDP uses the Internet Protocol to get a data unit (datagram) from one computer to another. But before jumping into the nuances of this…

A Beginner’s Look into IPv6
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A Beginner’s Look into IPv6

Introduction As we all know, the usage of the Internet has been growing by leaps and bounds especially over the past few years. Information transfer is all important now, with more and more people hopping onboard the World Wide Web and an enormous number of gadgets also becoming Internet enabled. The Internet Protocol (IP) is…