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IPv6 Internet Protocol Standard:

IPv6 - (Internet Protocol Version 6) The Next Generation Internet, IP Protocol. Started in 1991, the specification was completed in 1997 by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF). IPv6 is backward compatible with and is designed to fix the shortcomings of IPv4, such as data security and maximum number of user addresses.

IPv6 increases the address space from 32 to 128 bits, providing for an unlimited (for all intents and purposes) number of networks and systems. It also supports quality of service (QoS) parameters for realtime audio and video. The draft version of IPv6 was originally called "IP Next Generation" (IPng).

IPv6 also adds many improvements to IPv4 in areas such as Routing and Network Auto- Configuration. IPv6 is expected to gradually replace IPv4, with the two coexisting for a number of years during a transition period.

IPv4 - (Internet Protocol Version 4) The current version of the IP Protocol.

  1. - North American IPv6 Summit 2004 - Power to the Edge: (5/28/2004).
  2. Network boasts a change of address CNET (10/20/2003).
    1. Moonv6: "...a collaborative effort between the North American IPv6 Task Force (NAv6TF), the University of New Hampshire - InterOperability Lab (UNH-IOL), the Joint Interoperability Testing Command (JITC) and various other DoD agencies, and Internet2 (I2)."
  3. - Ready for IPv6, Part 2: (7/7/2003).
  4. Wireless News Time for a New Internet Protocol: "You can run IPv4 and IPv6 at the same time. We expect a very long period of coexistence in the network," the IETF's Margaret Wasserman said. "There's not flag day -- there's no day you have to convert." (3/6/2003)
  5. Redirects To: Microsoft Windows—IPv6
  6. The Cable Guy - October 2002: Understanding the IPv6 Routing Table
  7. Frequently Asked Questions About the IPv6 Protocol for Windows XP
  8. Microsoft Research IPv6 Implementation (MSRIPv6)
  9. IPv6 Support in Internet Gateway Devices - See: IPv6 Home LAN Topology
  10. Microsoft IPv6 Technology Preview for Windows 2000 - With SP1 or above.
  11. Internet Protocol Version 6 Request for Comments and Internet Drafts - TCP/IP Standards. See: 'Table of RFCs and Internet Drafts' for further Reference.
  12. IP Infusion ZebOS Server Routing Suite - Product Overview - For Linux, Solaris, or FreeBSD Servers.
  13.  Internet Protocol Version 6 (July 20, 1998).
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