ipv6 - News, Features, and Slideshows


  • AusCERT 2011: Routing systems 'based on gossip'

    IT managers are under threat from routing systems that are providing easy access for fraudsters, the Chief Scientist at the Asia Pacific Network Information Centre (APNIC) has claimed.

    Written by Lisa Banks17 May 11 15:00
  • ISOC-AU calls on ISP participation for World IPv6 Day

    The Internet Society of Australia (ISOC-AU) has called on local businesses ISPs to participate in World IPv6 Day, with Internode the first major Aussie telco to sign up to the initiative.

    Written by Chloe Herrick09 May 11 11:41
  • Free DNS service adds IPv6 support

    OpenDNS, one of the Internet's most popular free DNS services, is now offering production-grade support for IPv6, an upgrade to the Internet's main communications protocol known as IPv4.

    Written by Carolyn Duffy Marsan03 May 11 06:49
  • 25 years of communications: From anything-but-IP to all-IP

    Twenty-five years ago -- when Network World was born -- the Internet was only 3 years old itself. At that time, less than 2,500 hosts were connected to the Internet and maybe 10,000 people used it regularly. Now there are more than 800 million hosts and 1.8 billion regular users.

    Written by Scott Bradner03 May 11 07:50
  • Small ISPs losers as APNIC exhausts IPv4

    Developing economies and small ISPs are expected to be hardest hit by an Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4) address rationing policy enacted this week by the Asia Pacific regional registry.

    Written by James Hutchinson15 April 11 12:27
  • Asia out of IPv4 addresses

    The Asia Pacific Network Information Centre (APNIC) has run out of all but a handful of IPv4 addresses that it is holding in reserve for start-up network operators.

    Written by Carolyn Duffy Marsan15 April 11 04:43
  • Prepare security networks for IPv6: Internode

    With the death rattle of internet protocol version 4 (IPv4) getting louder, a key proponent of the protocol's successor has warned IT managers not to take a "lock down" approach to migration.

    Written by Hamish Barwick11 April 11 11:46
  • Brocade adds IPv6 to core switching platform

    Networking vendor Brocade has announced an upgrade to its core switching software which increases performance and adds IPv6 support.

    Written by Rodney Gedda23 March 11 09:35
  • IPv6 anytime soon? Don't bet on it

    There's maybe never been a better time to be a network engineer--that is, provided you have IPv6 experience. Businesses are crying out for individuals to help create next-generation networking circuits, and the heat has been turned up as World IPv6 Day approaches in June, during which many of the Internet's most popular properties will open IPv6 entrances to give the technology the biggest test it's ever had.

    Written by Keir Thomas10 March 11 11:24
  • IPv6 on home routers: FAIL

    When it comes to IPv6 support, consumer home networking gear lags far behind other devices, like enterprise equipment and PC operating systems. Most devices certified as IPv6-compliant by the IPv6 Forum are full of implementation bugs, experts say.

    Written by Julie Bort05 March 11 01:56
  • Cerf: Future of Internet doesn’t include an IPv7

    Vint Cerf takes his title of Chief Internet Evangelist for Google seriously, and is knee-deep in several projects to bring the next versions of the Internet into being. These projects include pushing for worldwide IPv6 adoption, but they don't include plans for an IPv7.

    Written by Julie Bort19 Feb. 11 04:44
  • Suddenly everybody's selling IPv6

    For IT professionals and network industry vendors alike, the events of last week represent a game changer regarding IPv6, which was developed in 1998 but has scarcely been deployed. 

    Written by Carolyn Duffy Marsan08 Feb. 11 04:47
  • Why you shouldn't worry so much about IPv6

    A critical juncture in history arrived this week as the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) assigned the last IPv4 addresses to the five regions of the world's Regional Internet Registries.

    Written by Bruce Gain05 Feb. 11 05:42