Security's Everyman

Security's Everyman

Tuesday, November 21, 2006



Link to StillSecure, After All These Years: Is IPv6 in your future? If so, when?

Alan Shimel asks if IPV6 is in my future. As a small shop I know that v6 is a long, long, long way off. We have no compelling business reason to convert. It is my bet that most companies will hold off until they are forced to convert. Until it gets to the point that business is hampered by staying with v4 most companies will stay there. Converting is going to cost lots of money and require lots of testing. You have to have people on staff who understand v6 and who can troubleshoot it. As with most things the market will dictate how quickly something is adopted. As long as most companies have no need for it then it will be slow in coming. The Federal Government is forcing the change on some and that will speed it up somewhat, but it's still years away.

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