The trail to IPv6 is well blazed. ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) added IPv6 to its root name servers back in 2004. Federal agencies largely met a mid-2008 deadline to support IPv6, which first became operational on the Internet that year. All major server and desktop operating systems -- Windows, Unix, Linux, and Mac OS X -- have supported IPv6 for several years, as have major Internet client applications such as Internet Explorer, Safari, Chrome, and others. Most network equipment has IPv6 built-in.
Thus, nothing stands between business and the exodus to IPv6 -- an exodus that has accelerated over the past year or so, according to Jimmerson and ISP reports. Only one question remains: Can we get out in time?
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