Fasten Your Seat Belts, IPv6 is Coming!

According to the researchers and technology experts, availability of IPv4 addresses will exhaust in 2010 at this rate, probably between march and may. Thats less than 3 years from now. Most probably the panic attack will come before that. So I guess it’s safe to assume that migration to IPv6 is going to be big after around 2 years from now. So buckle up, road ahead is bond to be a bit edgy (at least for tech people).

Where eight network management vendors stand on IPv6

With the June 2008 deadline for federal agencies to support IPv6 only a year away, network management vendors are starting to upgrade their products to support the emerging protocol.

 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.

IPv6 D-Day is coming up fast

If you had asked John Curran, head of the American Registry of Internet Numbers (ARIN), three years ago to pinpoint the date at which we would run out of IP address space under IPv4, he would have said 2025. On Wednesday, he told an audience at the Burton Group’s Catalyst Conference that the doomsday date is now 2011. That’s not a scare tactic – it’s a fact based on the rapidly increasing pace at which blocks of addresses are being allocated, according to Curran.

IP address timebomb

On Wednesday, he told an audience at the Burton Group’s Catalyst Conference that the doomsday date is now 2011. That’s not a scare tactic – it’s a fact based on the rapidly increasing pace at which blocks of addresses are being allocated, according to Curran.

Is the U.S. Ready For The IPv6 Challenge?

One year from now the U.S. government will be running IPv6 (define) across its IT infrastructure. Maybe. In the third volume of its report to the government about IPv6 transition, Juniper Networks outlined some of the key challenges and initiatives the government will have to undertake in order to meet the federally mandated IPv6 transition deadline of June 2008. “Many people believe the challenges will be technical, but these challenges are secondary to the coordination effort,” Tim LeMaster, director of systems engineering for the public sector at Juniper Networks, told

Following Protocol – What will the next phase of the web mean for you ?

IPv6 may not be high on your list of business priorities, but it’s high time for a closer look. IPv6 is basically the next-generation IP, and it will eventually replace the older IPv4, which is rapidly running out of addresses. The protocol also features a host of enhancements and extra features that make it a jumbo step forward from IPv4.

The Impending Internet Address Shortage

Sometime in the next six years, the Internet will run out of space. Expediting the migration to IPv6 is the solution to the impending crisis, says ARIN. The coming shortage of Internet Protocol addresses prompted the American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN) on Monday to call for a faster migration to the new Internet Protocol, IPv6

IPv6 For Small Business Arrives

The IPv4 address (define) space is finite and nearing exhaustion. The answer is IPv6 (define), but that’s for the federal government and big business to deal with and is not something that smaller enterprise or even home office users can do anything about, right? Not so fast. A 20-person startup called Hexago is set to debut a solution called HAP6 (Home Access Proxy) at the upcoming Interop networking conference. It’s targeted for small office and home users and promises to provide interoperability between IPv4 and IPv6-enabled devices.

IPv6 Ready for Prime Time? Part V: IPv4-to-IPv6 Transition Tech

In our previous tutorial, we examined a number of vendors that have implemented IPv6 capabilities on their products However, receiving the assurance from a single vendor that their product supports IPv6 is one issue, and transitioning that product to IPv6, along with those from a number of vendors that support your enterprise, may be a very different challenge

IPv6 to play Vital Role in Future Disasters

Santa Monica, CA, USA, — IPv6 Summit, Inc., a subsidiary of, Inc. (OTC: INFN), announced that the upcoming Federal IPv6 Summit network communications security conference in Reston, VA from May 17-19, will feature a panel of crisis response experts that will discuss how IPv6 emergency communications security can enable first responders emergency radio and data communication security law enforcement agencies, firefighters, federal agents, National Guard units to finally all communicate with each other, something they were unable to do during 9/11 and after Hurricane Katrina.

Experts scramble to quash IPv6 flaw

This week, experts sent two drafts to the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)–the technical standards-setting body for the Internet — proposing different ways of fixing a problem in the way that Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) allows the source of network data to determine its path through the network.

Researchers Explore Scrapping Internet

NEW YORK (AP) — Although it has already taken nearly four decades to get this far in building the Internet, some university researchers with the federal government’s blessing want to scrap all that and start over.

IPv6 to power ‘city of the future’

The city of Harrisonburg, Virginia, will experience a wide variety of new Internet-based services such as mobile-phone commerce and clear Internet video with the roll-out of citywide IPv6 (Internet Protocol version 6), people working with the city said Wednesday.

Microsoft Brings More Attention to IPv6

Since Vista’s release, many people in the general public have been introduced to IPv6, whether they know it or not. The “or not” part of that sentence is what has some in the federal government concerned. Do military and civilian workers at the Department of Defense know about IPv6? Do they understand it?

Why wasn’t there an IPv5?

After IPv4 was IPv6 — why wasn’t there ever a v5?There actually was a v5. It was assigned to an experimental protocol which never came to life. Therefore the number was used and the number 6 was assigned to the next generation IP, which in the early days was called IPng. Cheers, Silvia

China IPv6 update

I’ve been trying to follow the development of China’s IPv6 network, dubbed China Next Generation Internet (CNGI). Background can be found in this earlier post. Basically, the CNGI is a bold 5 year plan by Chinese leaders (specifically, the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC)) to leapfrog Chinese researchers, businesses, and technologies ahead of current Internet standards and infrastructure by 2009.

Where Opportunity Is Knocking For Small Business

Forget Silicon Valley. If you run a small business specializing in network technology, Washington D.C. is the place to be. The federal government is gearing up for a massive overhaul of its computer and telecommunications infrastructure by mid-2008, and tens of billions of dollars in contracts are earmarked for small and minority-owned businesses.

The $200 Billion Lunch: We’re switching to IPv6, dontcha know, and it might be worth it.

Remember Y2K? If you worked in Information Technology in the waning days of the last millennium, you probably remember Y2K as a combination of Christmas and the hardest workday of your life. We’d programmed ourselves into a potential disaster with the way computers handled dates, and fixing the problem took several years and a reported $100 billion. Well if you liked Y2K, you’ll LOVE IPv6.

IPv6 Is Coming Whether IT Deparments Are Ready or Not

The only trouble was, hardly anyone in the government—or anywhere else—knew what he was talking about. IPv6 is the international standard chosen by the Internet Engineering Task Force to replace the current protocol, IPv4 (version 5 never made it out of the gate).

IPv6 training – is it inevitable?

This month, Command Information, a start-up IPv6 professional services firm, opened the country’s first IPv6 training center in Herndon, Va. The center features systems running in native IPv6 mode, including Vista PCs, Nokia IPv6-enabled handsets, Cisco and Juniper routers, and offers native IPv6 connectivity to dozens of sites in the United States, according to Command Information. That got me thinking just how critical is it to get IPv6 training right now?

Google and Its Continuing Dark Fiber Mystery

The market is still guessing about Google’s continued purchases of “dark fiber” and what that will mean to the Internet. Yet another explanation was floated at a recent IT conference: IPv6, the next-generation Internet standard.

Ipv6 Still Gets No Respect in the United States

SAN FRANCISCO—Although the foundation of the next-generation Internet, IPv6, is gaining momentum in South Asia and receiving solid support in Windows Vista, enterprise IT managers based in the United States appear to be in little hurry to adopt the standard.

IPv6 – Business Applications & Mission-Enhancing Services

There have been many drivers cited for IPv6 deployment around the world, from political agendas to address shortages to enabling future applications. The expanded IPv6 address pool solves the current problem of how to support the vast and rapidly-growing population of new Internet users, while National Research Networks, national NetCentric Defense Departments, and transportation Tele-matics are all looking at future potentials.

Is The Internet Out Of Room?

New York – The Internet is supposed to be limitless–a boundary-free exchange of digital information and profit. So how can it be running out of real estate?

Innovation may lower Net users’ privacy

PARIS: Billed as the next generation of the Internet, a new technical standard enthusiastically embraced by China will allow greater traceability of Internet users, potentially endangering those expressing views counter to the government’s.

U.S. Out of the Running in Net Race

With the Winter Olympics under way, Americans will be treated, as usual, to the spectacle of certain small countries that excel in certain sports beating the pants off everyone else, including the United States.

IPv6: World’s Largest Technology Upgrade On Deck

Bugs, spam, viruses, software security issues, quality of service and more have spurred experts to push for commercial deployment and government reform on Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6). A panel battled the topic of when companies should deploy IPv6 and where the technology will make the greatest impact.

IPv6 Evolution or Revolution

For some years now the general uptake of IPv6 has appeared to be “just around the corner”. Yet the Internet industry has so far failed to pick up and run with this message, and it continues to be strongly reluctant to make any substantial widespread commitment to deploy IPv6. Some carriers are now making some initial moves in terms off migrating their internet infrastructure over to a dual protocol network, but for many others it’s a case of still watching and waiting for what they think is the optimum time to make a move.

Hearings Spotlight Asia’s Push To Adopt IPv6

Asian countries have been aggressive in adopting IPv6 technology, because Asia controls only about 9 percent of the allocated IPv4 addresses and yet has more than half of the world’s population,” Congressman Thomas M. Davis III (R-Va.), chairman of the Committee on Government Reform, said at the hearings.

U.S. shrugs off world’s address shortage

As much of the world nears an Internet address crunch, North America stands as an island apart, threatening to fragment plans for the biggest overhaul of the Web in decades