If you using D-Link or Apple, the answer is now, but others equipment builders (including Cisco’s Linksys) are still not there. Network World recently discussed the current state of affairs in a good article on the topic.
Ars Technica has posted an excellent article on their reasons for waiting to deploy IPv6 on their web properties. For those of you facing a similar decision, it’s a good opportunity to compare your thoughts with theirs. From reading the article, their main issues centers around the lack of IPv6 support inÂ phpBB.
This blog post covers some significant items that ever enterprise should review when adding IPv6 to an existing network. This is not a comprehensive list, but is an excellent place to start when considering IPv6 security additions to an existing general network security approach.
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Some of you may have been wondering how TXv6TF would be impacted by the merger of The Planet (our official hosting provider since TXv6TF started) and SoftLayer. The news is outstanding. SoftLayer will continue to provide TXv6TF with hosting services, just as The Planet did. However, it gets even better. The new site is now hosted on the SoftLayer platform, which is the framework that the merged company will continue to grow and develop.
SoftLayer has been offering IPv6 as part of its regular product since 2009 and has made supporting IPv6 on a dedicated hosting platform very straight forward. This means reliability and easy deployment for those that want to use IPv6 today.
TXv6TF looks forward to many years of collaboration with SoftLayer as IPv6 ascends to dominance as the primary Internet Protocol. Special thanks to Paul Ford and Dani Roisman for getting the gears moving to facilitate this migration.
This blog from mo6 shows a way to work around the lack of support for IPv6 in Plesk. Almost all the mainstream control panels lack IPv6 support. This must change to permit shared hosting providers to provide IPv6 to their customers.
Shannon McFarland, Cisco’s excellent authority on IPv6 in the enterprise and a speaker at both of the TXv6TF Summits, has written an excellent article about IPv6 Drivers in the Enterprise. It is highly recommended.
TXv6TF Board Members Stephan Lagerholm and Stan Barber are speakers at gogoNET Live! Learn more at the gogoNET Live! website.
A new site is now available to make it easy to determine the quality of your IPv6 connectivity. Try http://test-ipv6.com.
We are pleased to announce that The Planet is and continues to be our official hosting provider. The hardware on which this web site operates is a dedicated hosting server provided by The Planet for use by Stan Barber, a TXv6TF Director. He, in turn, has the TXv6TF web site running on it.
IPv6 and IPv4 transit is provisioned on this site so it can be reached from both flavors of the Internet.
Please check out more about The Planet at their web site http://www.theplanet.com.