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 this IT Dojo video, I share answers from industry experts to five basic IPv6 questions.
Since TechRepublic members had lots of questions about Ip-v-6, Michael Kassner, one of our Network Administration bloggers, interviewed experts at the American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN) and Command Information—a private company which provides Internet services. We've used the material from those interviews for this video.
For those of you who prefer text to video, you can click the Transcript link that appears below the video player window. For more information on IPv6, check out the following downloads and articles from Kassner and others:
- 10+ answers to your questions about IPv6 (on which this video is based)
- IPv6: Where to begin?
- IPv6: What is Internet Protocol?
- IPv6: Why is it needed?
- IPv6: Security concerns
- IPv6: Tips for transitioning
- IPv6: Who's in charge?
- Are you ready for the next version of IP?
- IPv6 and IPv4 mixed mode nodes inevitable
- All major Linux distros compliant with IPv6 mandates
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Bill Detwiler is Managing Editor of TechRepublic and Tech Pro Research and the host of Cracking Open, CNET and TechRepublic's popular online show. Prior to joining TechRepublic in 2000, Bill was an IT manager, database administrator, and desktop support specialist in the social research and energy industries. He has bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Louisville, where he has also lectured on computer crime and crime prevention.