Changes to the tcp/ip net

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  1. Douglas

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    Internet Protocol version 6 (IPV6). is due to come into effect on June 8Th. it may course some problems with your browser finding the new addresses.

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    Not quite true Doug. this is the world test day for V6, when several websites will run parallel V4 and V6 for 24 hours to test it. After that they turn off V6 and go back to V4 only whilst the test results are analysed and any necessary changes made to the protocol.

    There should be no problems for most people, as the participating sites will be using both protocols.

    more information is here http://worldipv6day.org/faq/

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    In the above post I should have also said that (IPV6) test is for that one day only. thanks to (Dave) DBSilverfox for pointing my omission out.

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    And how long has ipv6 been in existence...?:RollEyes:

    Finally Comes the realisation that.....The available addresses have almost....run out.:Doh:
     
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    Actually, people seem to behave like an ostrich as most ISPs are not yet ready for the switchover, claiming a lack of demand. :Eeek:

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    IPV6 support has been built into pretty much all hardware for the last 7-8 years. So unless you are using very old hardware and OS you are unlikely to encounter any issues from your home equipment.

    May be worth checking settings for your network cards and routers to ensure the functionality is enabled (should be by default). Both work in parallel to each other so no reason it shouldn't be enabled.
     
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    Windows has IPV6 enabled by default.
    My servers all have IPV6 addresses already and run in parallel to the IPV4.

    The only bit I haven't been bothered to do yet is the DNS servers for IPV6 due to lack of demand :Doh:

    Guess I ought to get off my butt and actually do it...

    As mentioned in a previous post this is only a consolidated test date to try and push some of us lazy providers into actually making a move on it.

    IPV4 address have been predicted to run out for a few years now. I can't see this happening too soon as the market for assigned but unused addresses is likely to take up quite a bit of the slack for some time.

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