IPv6: Should you stay or should you go?

IPv6, the latest level of the Internet Protocol, promises a number of improvements over IPv4. Our resources explore the ins and outs of IPv6, including its potential benefits and drawbacks.

IPv6, the latest level of the Internet Protocol, promises a number of improvements over IPv4. Our resources explore the ins and outs of IPv6, including its potential benefits and drawbacks.



IPv6 Audio Seminar
In this 10 minute broadcast, you will learn what IPv6 is, why you should care about it, and how it will affect information technology and your networking job in the future.

LearnIT: IPv6
This series provides you information on enhancements over IPv4, migration and cost factors.

IPv6: Prepare for the possibilities
IPv6 is not a fad technology movement. Find out what you need to do to ensure that your agency is ready for the next generation of Internet technologies.

IPv6 shows signs of life
A supercomputing firm is teaming up with MCI to figure out how to make the next-generation IPv6 protocol work with legacy applications.

Making IPv6 a reality for your organization
IPv6 is no longer just an idea or new standard waiting for technology to catch up. It is real and it is here now.

Get ready for IPv6: Five security issues to consider
Learn about the potential hazards of migrating to IPv6 and how to ensure a smooth transition without jeopardizing your company's security.

The case for IPv6
This five part series provides an overview of the advanced technical features that IPv6 offers.

IPv6 to get boost from non-traditional devices
The next version of Internet Protocol is expected to make network management easier, but one expert explains why mobile and consumer devices will drive IPv6 adoption in the U.S.

IPv6 offers more than extra addresses
Even though the U.S. isn't likely to run out of Internet addresses anytime soon, one expert at the Burton Group Catalyst Conference said there are many good reasons to use IPv6.

IPv6 addresses - Part 1
Part one describes IPv6 address formats and how they are used.

IPv6 addresses - Part 2
Discover what the longer IPv6 addresses can do and how to ease the transition from IPv4.

'Moon' test prepares IPv6 for a soft landing
Researchers who participated in the second phase of tests on "the next generation of the Internet" give the Moonv6 project a thumbs-up.



SearchNetworking.com's IPv6 expert, Silvia Hagen, is the author of a number of successful books, including Novell's Guide to Troubleshooting TCP/IP, published by Wiley & Sons; IPv6 Essentials, published by O'Reilly; and SLP - Guide to Service Location Protocol, published by Podbooks. You can find information on all her publications here. Through her work for the IPv6 book she has been in touch with many of the developers and early adopters of IPv6. She is also a founding member of the Swiss IPv6 Task Force (www.swiss.ipv6tf.org) and co-organized the first IPv6 Summit in Switzerland in April 2003. Silvia answers questions about IPv6 for our readers -- feel free to browse Silvia's previous Q&A or send her your question here.
This was first published in July 2005

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