Disadvantages of changing IPv4 into IPv6 addresses

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Are there any disadvantages in changing IPv4 into IPv6 IP addresses?

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It is more than just changing from IPv4 addresses to IPv6 addresses. IPv6 is going to be the Internet Protocol of the future and the Internet cannot continue to grow without the introduction of IPv6. The IANA pool of IPv4 addresses is going to be exhausted some time in 2011. Further Internet growth will have to be covered with IPv6 addresses.

So this does not mean we have to tear down all our IPv4 networks, but if you want to access the whole Internet and not be limited to the IPv4 Internet, you have to use IPv6. Both protocols will coexist for many years.

Hope this answers your question,
Silvia

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  • TomLiotta
    The first two things that come to mind are (1) you need to become familiar with the new address format and (2) software that was written to the earlier APIs may need to be changed to use IPv6-enabled APIs wherever appropriate. Tom
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  • Subhendu Sen
    IPv6 is considered the future successor of the old internet protocol, IPv4. Although Ipv6 has began serving in the current time, IPv4 is still the main controller of the market. Yet, IPv4 is suffering from a serious exhaustion and problems which are giving focus to the upcoming IPv6.
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