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Jan 13 2009   9:13PM GMT

Overheard: IPv6 is tomorrow’s Y2K

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse

Most industry watchers agree that organizations must support connections to and from IPv6 networks by 2011, at least at the gateway. This also is the year that IPv4 addresses are expected to run out. But adoption is likely to be slow going until then.

Adam Ely, IPv6 Makes Slow Progress

Obstacles include the continued widespread use of IPv4, because upgrading to IPv6 means replacing operating systems and software that isn’t IPv6-aware.

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