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The world to test next generation Internet tomorrow

2011-06-07 09:31 by
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Watch carefully when you start your computer tomorrow.... If everything goes as planned, you shouldn't notice a thing ;) Tomorrow, June 8, is the World Internet Protocol verion 6 (IPv6) Day. For a 24-hour period, several large companies, including Google, Facebook, and Yahoo! will make their websites available over the Internet's next-generation addressing scheme. This is the largest test yet of the new set of standards.

"Content providers are really keen to make sure their services are available very widely for end-users and distributed globally," Mat Ford, the Internet Society’s technology program manager said. According to him "the consequence of IPv4 running out of address space, is that services become very brittle and hard to debug when things go wrong."

The implementation of the new addressing scheme is necessary because the Internet grew faster than anyone could have predicted and if the switchover isn't made to IPv6, services will become increasingly disrupted as the system creaks under the weight of billions of new users joining the current masses online.

Read more -here-

You can test your own IPv6 readiness -here-


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