IPv6 around the corner – APNIC 26

27 Aug

Whether you’re just beginning to think about IPv6 or have been rolling it out for a couple of years, there’s IPv6 content at APNIC 26 to suit you. APNIC is holding their 26th open standards summit that starts today at Christchurch in New Zealand. The details of the event can be found here.

Yes, the buzz is getting stronger every day… I still remember buying my first book on IPv6 around 8 years ago. It did discuss the theoretical aspects of the successor of the prevalent IPv4 protocol. I kept wondering what happened to IPv5 though 🙂

I have started planning my move to IPv6 already,I would suggest we all take it seriously.


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  1. Shafiq Rehman

    August 30, 2008 at 11:36 am

    Great post Abbas! BTW what is PV6? 🙂 Will this technology be successfully implemented in near future to our LANs?

  2. Abbas Ahmed

    August 30, 2008 at 11:32 pm

    🙂 Good question… IPv4 (current version) is quickly running out of available IP addresses. IPv6 will provide lots more IP addresses that we might not be able to run out for a long time as it makes use of 128 bits for IP address. To give you an idea of the magnitude of the improvement, we are looking at 6.8E38 possible IP addresses as compared to mere 4 billion provided by the 32 bit IPv4 addresses.