IPv6 and implementation cost control
NetworkWorld has an interesting article describing how to control costs when implementing IPv6. The strategy is to slowly replace devices that do not support IPv6 as a part of the traditional equipment renewal plan, so the majors costs will be those of personel training.
IPv6 Traffic over VPN Connections
As you begin to evaluate the role of Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) on your intranet and start planning for its deployment, you should understand how IPv6 traffic is supported over virtual private network (VPN) connections in Windows. With VPN connections, you can extend your network to include links across public networks such as the Internet.
This concern often grows from the idea that to implement IPv6, you’ll have to uproot your entire network infrastructure and replace it with an IPv6-capable one. But this doesn’t reflect reality. Large parts of your network, unless you have been remiss in performing routine periodic upgrades, are already IPv6 capable. All modern host operating systems support IPv6 (Windows XP and Vista, MAC OS X, all the common flavors of Unix).
Somewhere in the 2020s, a decade after the last IPv4 address has been used up, computer science students are going to learn about the transition from IPv4 to IPv6 as an example of either the best or the worst system upgrade in the world’s history of system upgrades. We know it will be the greatest system upgrade either way: hundreds of millions—if not more than a billion—systems will have had to be updated in some way.
Day by day, the Internet keeps growing—but the day will come when it will hit a wall and can’t grow any more. Unless, that is, we abandon something called IPv4 in favor of something called IPv6. But, so far, the issue has not generated much excitement.
According to experts, the Internet as we know it will face a serious problem in a few years. Due to its rapid growth and the limitations in its design, there will be a point when no more free addresses are available for connecting to new hosts. At that point, no more new web servers can be set up, no more users can sign up for accounts at ISPs, and no more new machines can be set up to access the web or participate in online games — some people might call this a serious problem.
This FAQ answers commonly asked questions about the IPv6 protocol for the Microsoft Windows family of operating systems. Click a question to view its answer. To view all the answers at one time, select the View all answers check box.
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Society of the Spectacle (2.0) Surveillance in the Internet of Things
Society of the Spectacle (2.0): Surveillance in the Internet of Things I was recently asked to consider how the new surveillance is (or might) operate in the era of networked Things. It’s not a hard one to think through, but I reflected upon the role that visual surveillance has played in reshaping and refashioning physical space
Ten Reasons to Adopt Ipv6
Internet Protocol version 6 has been discussed, debated and delayed for too long. Here are ten reasons IPv6 should be adopted now. 1. Mobility 2. Security 3. Ad Hoc Networking 4. Spectrum Utilization 5. Battery Life 6. Identity 7. Ease of Use 8. Connectivity 9. Interoperability 10. Adaptability
This section contains some on-line IPv6-based services. These services are free so you can try them, once the precedent steps (Configurartion and Get Connected) have already worked for you. The services are categorized as follows: * Web based services * Surveillance services * Broadcast services * Miscellaneous * Monitoring services * Network services
Due to recent concerns over the impending depletion of the current pool of Internet addresses and the desire to provide additional functionality for modern devices, an upgrade of the current version of the Internet Protocol (IP), called IPv4, has been standardized. This new version, called IP version 6 (IPv6), resolves unanticipated IPv4 design issues and takes the Internet into the 21st Century.
Connected in Your Car
By plugging it into the cigarette lighter in your car, Autonet Mobile’s router connects to the Internet using the same high-speed cellular-phone networks used by wireless PC cards. Technologies that provide drivers with safe and easy access to text messages, e-mail and Web-based entertainment are just down the road.
DLINK IPv6 Routers
For the SMB requiring a cost effective core switching solution, as well as for larger Enterprise and Metropolitan Service Provider (MSP) environments needing a managed, feature rich line aggregator, the xStack DGS-3612G is designed to meet the needs of the most demanding departmental and enterprise connectivity applications.
SixXS – IPv6 POPS
The SixXS system provisions multiple PoPs. A PoP (Point of Presence) is a router/machine serving IPv6 in IPv4 tunnels. In RFC3053 IPv6 Tunnel Broker terminology a PoP would be called a Tunnel Server, while SixXS is the Tunnel Broker. Each one of these PoPs is under complete control of the owner and using its own DFP for serving out addresses to its clients under the policies defined by PoP’s owners. SixXS manages the day to day aspects of theses PoPs and provides the software and knowledge to run them properly. To keep the quality high we’ve defined a couple of requirements for an ISP to become a SixXS PoP. Additional PoPs are welcome from all around the world.
Probably the largest known database of IPv6 enabled technologies, this IETF (Internet Engineering Task Force) sponsored website seems to house a plethora of IPv6 compliant devices along with the RFCs that enable them to work in compliance with established standards. If you are developing, or have developed an IPv6 device, this is the place to post it for the world to search. Take a few minutes and check out the great work the IETF IPv6 Working Group has put together – Kudos!
IPv6 is a new IP protocol designed to replace IPv4, the Internet protocol that is predominantly deployed and extensively used throughout the world. IPv6 quadruples the number of network address bits from 32 bits (in IPv4) to 128 bits or approximately 3.4 x 1038 addressable nodes, which provides more than enough globally unique IP addresses for every network device on the planet.
Lascar Electronics has introduced the EL-USB-RT, a USB-enabled temperature and humidity sensor designed to send e-mail alerts of temperature or humidity readings that exceed acceptable conditions. The device, which is connected to a PC via a USB port, is supplied with dedicated software that provides a realtime indication of ambient temperatures between -10 and +60°C and relative humidity between 0 and 100%. These, together with a calculated dew point, can be viewed as either a constantly updated graph, or a numerical indication of the last reading taken.
Exploring the Next Generation Internet
It has been about 10 years since the Internet started commonly being used. In the meanwhile, various private and public services using the Internet have become available, from services providing chat to services for using and purchasing content as well as filing tax returns. Nowadays, it is not even strange to consider that the Internet is a social infrastructure almost to the level of electricity, gas and water. Users also trust the Internet as a communication infrastructure and are starting to depend on it in many places in their lives and businesses.
Next Generation TCP/IP Stack
The Next Generation TCP/IP Stack in Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 is a complete redesign of TCP/IP functionality for both Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4) and Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) that meets the connectivity and performance needs of today’s varied networking environments and technologies.
SixXS (Six Access) is a free, non-profit, non-cost service for Local Internet Registries (LIR’s) and endusers. The main target is to create a common portal to help company engineers find their way with IPv6 networks deploying IPv6 to their customers in a rapid and controllable fashion. To reach these targets we are providing a whitelabel IPv6 Tunnel Broker and Ghost Route Hunter, an IPv6 route monitoring tool and various other services to help out where needed.