ipv4 - News, Features, and Slideshows


  • Last IPv4 addresses may already be cluttered

    The few blocks of Internet addresses yet to be allocated under the old IPv4 protocol seem to be home to some "hotspots" of unwanted traffic that anyone who gets the addresses would have to pay for, a researcher said at the North American Network Operators Group conference on Monday.

  • IPv6: D-Day coming for ISPs

    John Curran has a message for ISPs: Don't expect to be bailed out if you haven't already started the upgrade to IPv6.

  • New IPv6 testing tool ships

    Mu Dynamics announced on Monday a test suite for IPv6 that custom generates tests based on the user's existing IPv4 network traffic rather than from pre-determined, standard test cases.

  • Asian carriers grab IPv4 addresses at record rate

    Network operators in Asia are snapping up IPv4 addresses at a faster rate than ever before, putting more pressure on the Internet industry to upgrade to IPv6, the long-anticipated replacement for IPv4.

  • NBN must have IPv6 enabled: ISOC-AU

    The National Broadband Network (NBN) must have Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) enabled at a network level, according to the Internet Society of Australia.NBN needs to implement IPv6, says Internet society

  • Reasons for supporting IPv6 continue to pile up

    Network and Web site operators are coming under increasing pressure to support IPv6 -- the long-anticipated upgrade to the Internet's main communications protocol -- as more market indicators point to the rapid depletion of addresses for IPv4.

  • Google, Microsoft, Netflix in talks to create shared list of IPv6 users

    Leading Web content providers -- including Google, Yahoo, Netflix and Microsoft -- are conducting early-stage conversations about creating a shared list of customers who can access their Web sites via IPv6, the long-anticipated upgrade to the Internet's main communications protocol.

  • APNIC: IPv6 adoption delay could create costs

    The accelerating decline of IPv4 address space could end up increasing the cost of Internet access unless the industry speeds up the migration to IPv6 in the near future, according to Asia Pacific Network Information Centre (APNIC) chief scientist, Geoff Huston.

  • Internode may be alone for some time in IPv6 trial

    Internode is going it alone in offering a trial of IPv6 services in native mode on its national ADSL network as other large ISPs report they won't be following suit in the near future. Internode recently announced an IPv6 trial across the company's national network and provides concurrent IPv6 and IPv4 PPP access for any router or computer that supports it.