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  • IPv6 migration: Do it for the right reasons

    This vendor-written tech primer has been edited by Network World to eliminate product promotion, but readers should note it will likely favor the submitter's approach.

    Written by Ken Salchow07 Sept. 11 00:46
  • 'IPv6 brokenness' problem appears fixed

    The Internet's biggest content providers -- including Yahoo, Facebook and Google -- are reporting a significant decline in their measurements of "IPv6 brokenness," a term that describes end users with misconfigured systems that can't access websites supporting the next-generation Internet protocol called IPv6.

    Written by Carolyn Duffy Marsan28 July 11 05:51
  • Yahoo, Facebook,Google to IETF: Where are the IPv6 users

    Where are the users? That's what popular websites including Yahoo, Google and Facebook are asking the Internet engineering community when they are questioned about their long-range plans to deploy IPv6.

    Written by Carolyn Duffy Marsan28 July 11 05:51
  • 6 simple steps toward IPv6

    Upgrading your Web site to support IPv6 doesn't have to be hard or expensive. Here are six simple steps toward adopting IPv6 from companies that are already offering IPv6 content:

    Written by Carolyn Duffy Marsan19 July 11 00:06
  • IPv6 transition framework for the enterprise

    If all the excitement about IPv6 has finally convinced you to take a serious look at what's involved in the transition, you'll want to start with this framework. After all, transitioning to IPv6 can be daunting given it will affect every networked device on the planet and it is more than just a transition of technology, it's also a transition of people and culture and the way we think.

    Written by Brian Heder10 June 11 03:32
  • Google, Facebook promise new IPv6 services after trial

    One day after completing a successful 24-hour trial of IPv6, Facebook, Google and Yahoo said at a joint press conference that they would begin permanently supporting this upgrade to the Internet's main communications protocol on some of their key websites.

    Written by Carolyn Duffy Marsan10 June 11 07:07
  • World IPv6 Day: Tech industry's most-watched event since Y2K

    The nation's largest telecom carriers, content providers, hardware suppliers and software vendors will be on the edge of their seats tonight for the start of World IPv6 Day, which is the most-anticipated 24 hours the tech industry has seen since fears of the Y2K bug dominated New Year's Eve in 1999.

    Written by Carolyn Duffy Marsan09 June 11 00:06
  • Worried about IPv6? Track it with Google Analytics

    Aussie IT network operators, who are planning on testing the IPv6 capabilities of their users during IPv6 World Day, will now have access to a Google Analytics tool said to make assessment easier.

    Written by Computerworld Staff08 June 11 14:36
  • No love for IPv6 from NBN Co, Telstra and Optus

    Today is World IPv6 Day -- a 24-hour window for organisations to test out Internet Protocol v6, the successor to the old IPv4 addressing system.

    Written by Rohan Pearce08 June 11 11:45
  • Aus a blip on real-time IPv6 Internet radar

    Application scaling provider Akamai Technologies has developed a real-time graph of IPv6 traffic across its network for World IPv6 Day today, but unfortunately Australia hardly rates a mention.

    Written by Rodney Gedda08 June 11 11:41
  • Can't reach your favorite site? IPv6 may be to blame

    A small number of Internet users will experience delays or time-outs as they attempt to visit Facebook, Google, Yahoo and other popular websites tonight and tomorrow, due to a 24-hour trial of a new Internet standard called IPv6.

    Written by Carolyn Duffy Marsan08 June 11 05:03
  • Expect the unexpected on IPv6 Day: ISOC-AU

    The Internet Society of Australia (ISOC-AU) has advised IT departments to expect the unexpected when World IPv6 Day kicks off on the 8 June.

    Written by Chloe Herrick07 June 11 15:16
  • Hackers may try to disrupt World IPv6 Day

    Hundreds of popular websites -- including Google, Facebook, Yahoo and Bing -- are participating in a 24-hour trial of a new Internet standard called IPv6 on June 8, prompting worries that hackers will exploit weaknesses in this emerging technology to launch attacks.

    Written by Carolyn Duffy Marsan07 June 11 07:40
  • 8 security considerations for IPv6 deployment

    Although vendor-written, this contributed piece does not advocate a position that is particular to the author's employer and has been edited and approved by Network World editors.

    Written by Danny McPherson, CSO, Verisign Inc.03 June 11 01:48