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March 2009 Blog Posts (3)

IPv6... a case of confirmation bias

Posted by Yves Poppe, our guest blogger



Is the glass half full or half empty? The human reflex of selective deafness to information or arguments countering one’s established believes lives on. The ISOC organized lunchtime IPv6 panel (1) at IETF 74 in San Francisco illustrates the point. The half full perception is exemplified by one write-up (2) on the event, the half-empty by another (3). A third write-up (4) seems to be the closest to what constitutes objectivity,… Continue

Added by gogo6 on March 30, 2009 at 9:00am — No Comments

The IPv6 killer app, saving the Internet

The IPv6 killer application has finally been found, making sure Internet continues to run. The general consensus at Google’s IPv6 implementors conference was that the reason to deploy IPv6 is to ensure business continuity for your Internet services. The survival of the Internet is the killer app of IPv6 as one of the participants put it. The approach to achieve this is different from case to case. For ISPs the shortage of IPv4 addresses is the main decider in how the deployment of IPv6 will be… Continue

Added by Mikael Lind on March 23, 2009 at 12:30pm — No Comments

IPv6... floating on the ethernet

Posted by Yves Poppe, our guest blogger



Anything to be aware of on layer 2 when activating dual stack ? IPv4 and IPv6 should after all peacefully and safely coexist on the same network as each version has a specific layer 2 ethernet type, 0x0800 for IPv4 while IPv6 responds to 0x86dd. The value of this field tells the node which layer 3 protocol follows in the ethernet frame. Is this new? Not really, this was defined in RFC 2464 (1) in December 1998, more than a decade ago.… Continue

Added by gogo6 on March 3, 2009 at 7:30am — No Comments

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