IPv6 - Infoworld http://www.infoworld.com/t/21638 en IPv6 could open networks up to zero-day attacks http://www.infoworld.com/d/networking/ipv6-could-open-networks-zero-day-attacks-238259?source=rss_ipv6 <p>The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) warns that moving from IPv4 to IPv6 is a process fraught with peril, which may explain why government agencies are so far behind their own deadlines for implementation.</p> <p>But private security and technology experts say those concerns are largely overstated, and that a safe transition could happen right away, if you do it correctly.</p> Networking Security IPv6 Network Security IDG Insider Mon, 17 Mar 2014 10:00:00 +0000 uphan 238259 at http://www.infoworld.com Whatever happened to the IPv4 address crisis? http://www.infoworld.com/d/networking/whatever-happened-the-ipv4-address-crisis-236480?source=rss_ipv6 <p>In February 2011, the global Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) allocated the last blocks of IPv4 address space to the five regional Internet registries. At the time, experts warned that within months all available IPv4 addresses in the world would be distributed to ISPs.</p> Networking Internet IPv6 Tue, 18 Feb 2014 12:27:21 +0000 admin 236480 at http://www.infoworld.com The mobile data explosion: All signs point upward http://www.infoworld.com/t/mobile-technology/the-mobile-data-explosion-all-signs-point-upward-235891?source=rss_ipv6 <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 192px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/mobile_power.jpg" alt="The mobile data explosion: All signs point upward" width="243" height="182" align="right" /><br /><em><p align="right">Credit: iStockphoto</p> </em></div><p>Here's a number for you: 1.5 exabytes. That's how much worldwide mobile data traffic was generated each month in 2013, according to Cisco -- a leap of 81 percent over 2012.</p> Mobile Technology Networking Cisco Systems IPv6 Smartphones Tablets Wireless Broadband Mobile Technology Fri, 07 Feb 2014 11:00:00 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 235891 at http://www.infoworld.com Broadband speeds and adoption are up -- but so are attacks http://www.infoworld.com/d/networking/broadband-speeds-and-adoption-are-so-are-attacks-235164?source=rss_ipv6 <div id="tw-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/14OPentinsight_hp.jpg" alt="Broadband speed and adoption are up -- but so are attacks" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>Over the course of 2013, mobile and wired broadband's grew faster throughout the world and IPv6 usage rose slowly -- but DDoS attacks were as aggressive as ever and IPv4 address space continued to run out at a steady pace.</p> Networking Security Internet IPv6 Hacking Tue, 28 Jan 2014 18:04:39 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 235164 at http://www.infoworld.com Seriously, you need to think about IPv6 http://www.infoworld.com/d/data-explosion/seriously-you-need-think-about-ipv6-220354?source=rss_ipv6 <p>I've written several times about the inexorable decline in available IPv4 space and why that means <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/d/data-explosion/your-handy-ipv6-checklist-232">we're all going to have to get our heads out of the sand</a> and learn IPv6. If you read that particular piece -- written more than two years ago -- you'll recall that I opined that it'd only be a couple years before we'd all be forced to learn IPv6. Of course, that hasn't come to pass.</p> Data Explosion IPv6 IDG Insider Mon, 10 Jun 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Matt Prigge 220354 at http://www.infoworld.com Windows Server 2012 makes IP management easy -- even IPv6 http://www.infoworld.com/d/microsoft-windows/windows-server-2012-makes-ip-management-easy-even-ipv6-213993?source=rss_ipv6 <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 210px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/rj45_cables_networking.jpg" alt="Windows Server 2012 makes IP management easy -- even IPv6" width="243" align="right" /><br /><em><p align="right">Credit: iStockphoto</p></em></div> Data Center Microsoft Windows Networking Windows Server IPv6 Microsoft Windows Network Tools Data Center Fri, 08 Mar 2013 11:00:00 +0000 J. Peter Bruzzese 213993 at http://www.infoworld.com How the U.S. is winning the race to next-gen Internet http://www.infoworld.com/d/networking/how-the-us-winning-the-race-next-gen-internet-203054?source=rss_ipv6 <p>With the worldwide supply of <a href="http://www.potaroo.net/tools/ipv4/" target="_blank">IPv4 addresses rapidly dwindling</a>, the United States is pulling ahead of its global rivals in the deployment of next-generation Internet services based on the emerging <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/news/2009/073009-ipv6-guide.html" target="_blank">IPv6</a> standard.</p> Networking Internet IPv6 Mon, 24 Sep 2012 13:25:38 +0000 admin 203054 at http://www.infoworld.com Scramble for IPv6 begins as Europe depletes IPv4 URLs http://www.infoworld.com/t/ipv6/scramble-ipv6-begins-europe-depletes-ipv4-urls-202456?source=rss_ipv6 <div style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/Web_Apps_hp.jpg" alt="Move to IPv6 'imperative' as Europe runs out of IPv4 addresses" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div> <p>Just four months after the <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/t/cringely/happy-ipv6-day-keep-calm-and-carry-195013">2012 World IPv6 Launch Day</a>, RIPE NCC -- the RIR (Regional Internet Registry) for Europe, the Middle East, and parts of Central Networking IPv6 Mon, 17 Sep 2012 10:00:00 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 202456 at http://www.infoworld.com Leading Internet prognosticator still pessimistic about IPv6 http://www.infoworld.com/d/networking/leading-internet-prognosticator-still-pessimistic-about-ipv6-195486?source=rss_ipv6 <p>Geoff Huston, an Australian researcher whose <a href="http://www.potaroo.net/tools/ipv4/" target="_blank">predictions about IPv4 depletion dates</a> have proven uncannily accurate over the years, is still not certain that <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/news/2009/073009-ipv6-guide.html" target="_blank">IPv6</a> will get deployed in time to avert an addressing crisis across the Internet.</p> Networking Internet IPv6 Wed, 13 Jun 2012 14:24:14 +0000 admin 195486 at http://www.infoworld.com Why the Internet needs IPv6 http://www.infoworld.com/slideshow/51016/why-the-internet-needs-ipv6-195160?source=rss_ipv6 <!--paging_filter-->Explosive growth of Internet users, devices, apps creates demand for more IP addresses<div class="field field-type-text field-field-slideshow-dek"> <div class="field-label">Dek:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Explosive growth of Internet users, devices, apps creates demand for more IP addresses </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-slideshow-external-source"> <div class="field-label">External Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> networkworld.com </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-slideshow-url-redirect"> <div class="field-label">Redirect Unpublished Slideshow to:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> http://www.infoworld.com/slideshow/51016 </div> </div> </div> IPv6 Sat, 09 Jun 2012 10:00:00 +0000 admin 195160 at http://www.infoworld.com Happy IPv6 Day! Keep calm and carry on http://www.infoworld.com/t/cringely/happy-ipv6-day-keep-calm-and-carry-195013?source=rss_ipv6 <p>As you probably already know, today is a very special day on the InterWebs. The 68th anniversary of the D-Day invasion? Well, yes, but that's not what I'm talking about. The 79th anniversary of the first drive-in theatre? Not that either.</p> <p>Today -- 6.6.12 -- has been officially designated <a href="http://www.worldipv6launch.org/" target="_blank">World IPv6 Launch day</a>, making it the second nerdiest holiday on the planet after <a href="http://www.piday.org/" target="_blank">Pi Day</a> (March 14, or 3.14). Break out the champagne and prepare for, well, not a whole lot.</p> Networking Cringely Internet IPv6 Wed, 06 Jun 2012 18:56:53 +0000 Robert X. Cringely 195013 at http://www.infoworld.com Abort your IPv6 launch if you're not prepared http://www.infoworld.com/t/ipv6/abort-your-ipv6-launch-if-youre-not-prepared-194965?source=rss_ipv6 <div style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/14OPentinsight_hp.jpg" alt="Abort your IPv6 launch if you're not prepared" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>It's <a href="http://www.worldipv6launch.org/" target="_blank">IPv6 Launch Day</a> -- but don't panic if your organization isn't fully IPv6 compliant. Yes, advocates of a mass migration to IPv6 make some compelling arguments. Networking Internet IPv6 Security Wed, 06 Jun 2012 10:57:30 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 194965 at http://www.infoworld.com IPv6 goes fully live June 6 http://www.infoworld.com/d/networking/ipv6-goes-fully-live-june-6-194750?source=rss_ipv6 <p><a href="http://www.networkworld.com/news/2009/073009-ipv6-guide.html" target="_blank">IPv6</a> will go fully live on June 6. That's the date when 50-plus access networks and more than 2,500 websites -- including Google, YouTube, Facebook and Yahoo -- will turn on support for the long-anticipated upgrade to the Internet's main communications protocol and leave it on for good.</p> Networking Internet IPv6 Mon, 04 Jun 2012 15:04:49 +0000 admin 194750 at http://www.infoworld.com Sales of unused IPv4 addresses gathering steam http://www.infoworld.com/d/networking/sales-of-unused-ipv4-addresses-gathering-steam-194042?source=rss_ipv6 <p>A growing number of U.S. carriers and enterprises are hedging their bets on IPv6 by purchasing blocks of unused IPv4 addresses through official channels or behind-the-scenes dealmaking.</p> Networking IPv6 Thu, 24 May 2012 16:36:20 +0000 admin 194042 at http://www.infoworld.com Apple under fire for backing off IPv6 support http://www.infoworld.com/d/networking/apple-under-fire-backing-ipv6-support-190856?source=rss_ipv6 <p><a href="http://www.networkworld.com/slideshow/35602" target="_blank">Apple</a> came under fire for back-pedaling on its support for IPv6, the next-generation Internet Protocol, at a gathering of experts held in Denver this week.</p> Networking Apple IPv6 Fri, 13 Apr 2012 15:48:20 +0000 admin 190856 at http://www.infoworld.com Business continuity emerges as latest IPv6 killer app http://www.infoworld.com/d/networking/business-continuity-emerges-latest-ipv6-killer-app-190648?source=rss_ipv6 <p><a href="http://www.networkworld.com/news/2009/073009-ipv6-guide.html" target="_blank">IPv6</a> appears to have found a new killer app: business continuity.</p> <p>This replacement for the Internet's main communications protocol has been searching for a business driver that would propel ISPs and enterprises to make investments and upgrades since it was created 15 years ago.</p> Networking IPv6 Wed, 11 Apr 2012 18:45:28 +0000 admin 190648 at http://www.infoworld.com Akamai to launch IPv6 service in April http://www.infoworld.com/d/networking/akamai-launch-ipv6-service-in-april-189475?source=rss_ipv6 <p><a href="http://www.akamai.com" target="_blank">Akamai</a> will offer <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/news/2009/073009-ipv6-guide.html" target="_blank">IPv6</a> services to its entire customer base in April -- a long-awaited move that will be a major boon to the adoption rate of the next-generation Internet Protocol.</p> Networking IPv6 Mon, 26 Mar 2012 15:55:07 +0000 admin 189475 at http://www.infoworld.com IPv6: Dual-stack strategy starts at the perimeter http://www.infoworld.com/d/networking/ipv6-dual-stack-strategy-starts-the-perimeter-186430?source=rss_ipv6 <p>We are in an awkward point in the history of the Internet. <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/community/blog/impact-ipv4-address-exhaustion-security-ipv4-">IPv4 address depletion</a> has occurred yet we expect to use IPv4 for the next 15 to 20 years. Organizations see two paths before them. One alternative is to use continue to use IPv4 and expect to use multiple layers of network address translation (NAT) for many years to come. The other alternative is to start to use IPv6, however, the majority of enterprise organizations and content providers have not embraced the protocol.</p> Networking IPv6 IDG Insider Fri, 17 Feb 2012 11:00:00 +0000 admin 186430 at http://www.infoworld.com DDoS attackers start targeting IPv6 networks http://www.infoworld.com/d/security/ddos-attackers-start-targeting-ipv6-networks-186665?source=rss_ipv6 <p>Cybercriminals have started launching DDoS (distributed denial-of-service) attacks against networks that transmit data over IPv6 (Internet Protocol version 6), according to a <a href="http://ddos.arbornetworks.com/2012/02/a-milestone-in-ipv6-deployment/" target="_blank">report published recently by DDoS mitigation vendor Arbor Networks</a>.</p> <p>Even though 2011 was the first year when IPv6 DDoS attacks were recorded, such incidents remain rare because they are not economically relevant for Internet criminals, said Bill Cerveny, a senior software quality assurance engineer at Arbor.</p> Security IPv6 Security Thu, 16 Feb 2012 20:06:44 +0000 admin 186665 at http://www.infoworld.com 5 major changes facing the Internet in 2012 http://www.infoworld.com/d/networking/5-major-changes-facing-the-internet-in-2012-182957?source=rss_ipv6 <p>2012 is poised to go down in <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/slideshows/2009/020909-evolution-internet.html" target="_blank">Internet history</a> as one of the most significant 12-month periods from both a technical and policy perspective since the late 1990s, when this network-of-networks stopped being a research project and became an engine of economic growth.</p> Networking Internet IPv6 Tue, 03 Jan 2012 16:03:00 +0000 admin 182957 at http://www.infoworld.com