IPV6 Rumblings

By Deane Barker on June 18, 2003

Defense Dept. backs next-generation Net: This is a few days old…

In a briefing Friday, John Stenbit, assistant secretary of defense for networks and information integration, said the Defense Department hopes to move to IPv6 by 2008.

…and we normally wouldn’t play catch-up, but interestingly, Microsoft took this moment to release: Step-by-Step Guide for Setting Up IPv6 in a Test Lab:

This white paper describes how to configure Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) in a test lab using five computers. Of the five computers, one is a DNS server, two are clients, and two are routers. This white paper also includes an exercise that severs network connectivity between intranets and then uses Intra-Site Automatic Tunnel Addressing Protocol (ISATAP) to restore communication.

Could IPV6 finally be gaining some traction?