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All About IPv6: A Snapshot

It's World IPv6 Launch day, but will your organization need an intervention to move to IPv6? IPv6 adoption has been remarkably slow--the Internet has not yet hiccupped from a lack of IPv4 addresses. Still, it's never too early to start planning for an IPv6 migration.

No IPv6 migration discussion is complete without a comparison of the IPv6 address space to other, irrelevant populations. The address space is simply huge, and it's pretty safe to say it won't be exhausted in 30 years. Having that much address space does, of course, have some interesting side effects. What size will your ISP give you at home? A /64 will net you 1.84467E+19 addresses for your home use. That will be sufficient for a while.

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