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Poll: How prepared is your organization for IPv6?

The switch from IPv4 to IPv6 is a hot topic on TechRepublic. How prepared is your organization for IPv6? Take our quick poll and let us know.

The switch from IPv4 to IPv6 is a hot topic on TechRepublic. If you're still unsure what this change really means, stay tuned. In the IT Dojo blog, I share answers from industry experts to five basic IPv6 questions.

Original post: http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/itdojo/?p=262

How prepared is your organization for IPv6? Take our quick poll and let us know.

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8 comments
The 'G-Man.'
The 'G-Man.'

Telcos can roll out IPV6 and our routers use it (OK Internet fixed) Internally on the LAN why should IPV4 suddenly be ousted just because IPV6 is here? What are the benefits for the LAN over the ability to have millions of devices on it?

zunaifmi
zunaifmi

we need mor knowledge on it

The 'G-Man.'
The 'G-Man.'

I'm getting an IPV6 capible router tomorrow as part of a site install . You guessed it...has an IPV4 address range & and IPV6 range allocated by the ISP.

Slayer_
Slayer_

supports IPv6, you should be ok, cances are you don't have an internal network containing billions of computers. I suspect even the oldest of hardware will contineu to work, for personal and business, worst case scenerio, you need a new router that supports IPv6 and IPv4 internal. And how hard could that possibly be to do with NAT addressing?

Tech b00n
Tech b00n

you mean MOAR? because MOAR!?! ^^ Seriously, we havent even bothered over here at my organisation. I think IPv4 is just a lot easier to manage and knowing how awesome humans are, we will prolly wait until there are actually no more IPv4 addresses left to allocate and start a mad dash to jump on the IPv6 wagon.

trejrco_z
trejrco_z

Proper planning and evaluation in advance of the "brick wall" (no IPv4 address remaining) can make it a much more manageable, less stressful and less expensive option. Training and clear thinking now is a Good Thing. Feel free to bounce any questions off me ... /TJ ... trejrco.at.gmail.dot.com (Disclaimer - Yes, I do work for a company that provides IPv6 training/consulting, but the statement above is true nonetheless :) )

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