Networking

IPv6: Why is it needed?

Converting to IPv6 is a major undertaking and possibly why there aren’t more network administrators excited about it. This podcast will shed some light on why IPv6 is needed and actually beneficial.

Podcast

I'm very excited to have Mr. Joe Klein here today to talk about IPv6. Joe is a senior IPv6 security researcher for Command Information and has many professional accreditations. Finally, and more to the point, Joe is considered by many to be a leading expert in IPv6 and is a member of the North American IPv6 Task Force. Listen to the podcast.

What's the podcast trying to answer?

This podcast tries to point out why transitioning to IPv6 is important and inevitable. It especially tries to answer the following questions:

  • What are the benefits of IPv6?
  • Is IPv4 really on its last leg?
  • What about security and the fact that internal device IP addresses aren't hidden any more?
  • What if I change my network to IPv6 today, will it work correctly?
Additional notes

I have linked Joe's entire presentation, "Joe Klein Hope Presentation" (pdf) because it has all sorts of pertinent information about transitioning to IPv6. There are three slides specific to this podcast, and I have added them below:

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Final thoughts

I would very much like to thank Joe for his willingness to spend time explaining a pretty complex subject. I also would like to thank one of my heroes Sonja Thompson, TechRepublic Senior Editor, for holding my hand and getting this podcast out.

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