IPv6: The Internet for Generations to Come Industry leaders share their point of view on the important role of the next-generation Internet. Cisco and others won’t be left behind on June 6, 2012.
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NOTE: IPv6 was the outcome of that thinking. It has a number of rather important advantages over IPv4:
- It uses 128 bits instead of 32 bits. This allows for 340 undecillion (3.4 with 38 zeroes after it) addresses. That is a lot but then again that is what they said last time.
- It comes with the ability to multicast. Information can be sent to different targets in one operation.
- It allows for a greater variety of devices to be connected to the internet.
- It allows for mobility of machines. This will make it easier for secure business communications for staff traveling with laptops for instance.
- An IPv6-based internet is designed to allow growth for generations to come, and is the only long-term solution to the present lack of address space on the internet. The problem therefore becomes how to implement it.
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