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World IPv6 Launch Solidifies Global Support for New Internet Protocol

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Major Internet service providers (ISPs), home networking equipment manufacturers, and web companies around the world are coming together to permanently enable IPv6 for their products and services by 6 June 2012.

Organized by the Internet Society, and building on the successful one-day World IPv6 Day event held on 8 June 2011, World IPv6 Launch represents a major milestone in the global deployment of IPv6. As the successor to the current Internet Protocol, IPv4, IPv6 is critical to the Internet’s continued growth as a platform for innovation and economic development.

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ima need to go to my ISP forum site and pester about this.
 
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Same here. Still got IPv4.
 
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I've been putting off learning IPv6 due to a terminal case of laziness. I guess it's time.

I guess my "No place like 127.0.0.1" shirt is vintage now.
 
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no chances here because its PK and i don't think they will implement IPV6
 
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Would someone mind telling me the correct way to read IPv6's total addresses limit:

340.282.366.920.938.463.463.374.607.431.768.211.456

Just for personal knowledge :rolleyes:
 

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2 to the 128 power :p


To this, I say meh. The only telecoms that care are those that have to buy IPv6 addresses because IPv4 exhausted. They'll make sure they have IPv6 equipment because they must (including modems/gateways). What happens in the home/business doesn't matter much due to NAT.
 
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Well, I for one will still be using XP/2K3 in two years time, with lots of legacy equipment like routers, NAS, printers, digital scanners, AND Hardware IPv4 VoIP PBX PHONE SYSTEMS etc. So I will be running IPv4 on the LAN, and hope that my ISP gives me "IPv4 NAT" on their local connection and DNS... otherwise all those connected devices and phone systems will no longer be connected!
 

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will this make my internet faster? :p
 

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would someone mind telling me the correct way to read ipv6's total addresses limit:

340.282.366.920.938.463.463.374.607.431.768.211.456

just for personal knowledge :rolleyes:
2^128. IPv4's limit is 2^32.

Ford beat me.
 
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will this make my internet faster? :p
Not really. It will require heavier duty hardware to process the bigger numbers. It could make the internet slower due to calculation overhead.
 
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will this make my internet faster? :p
Yes, because the new infrastructure will be 10 years more modern and up to date. Also routing tables, whilst bigger, can be simpler, if IPv6 is managed geographically in an intelligent and ordered way
 

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if sopa wins, what's the point of IPv6?
 

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if sopa wins, what's the point of IPv6?
Yes, SOPA will remove all of the internet, everywhere. They will especially go after those darned Asian ISP's that need IPv6. Damn them.
 
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Its about friggin' time. I've been ready to move to IPv6 for awhile now.

It'll be a model of slow adoption but as long as its available i'm happy.
 

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Yes, SOPA will remove all of the internet, everywhere. They will especially go after those darned Asian ISP's that need IPv6. Damn them.
I was actually being serious, I wasn't sure what the point of having 128^2 ip address would do if Sopa won and killed a shit ton of websites.
 
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^ Heck, close them all down. The address space will just continued to be used by other devices.

There's a point to IPv6, even if it's not immediately utilized by all.