Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Is there light at the end of the IPv4 tunnel?

Susan Menke, Defense Systems:

As DOD sees it, IPv6 will enable:

* Vast IP address space: 3.4 times 10 to the thirty-eighth power, or trillions of addresses per ­war-fighter
* Ubiquitous, scalable networking
* Globally routed addresses
* 128-bit headers with 64 bits for a network identification and 64 bits for a host ID
* Quality-of-service assurance across networks
* Easier multicasting to ad hoc groupings of personnel
* End-to-end security instead of dependence on protection at either end.

As I understand that Europe is way ahead of us in IPv6 implementation.

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