16 June 2007

IPv6 Alloactions to Enterprises in Europe - a problem?

In this excellent article Concerns grow over IPv6 migration - ZDNet UK the issues that effect the widespread adoption of IPv6 addressing within the enterprise networking community are addressed. It looks like the time has come to open up allocations more for enterprises and not just ISPs. I've worked with Tim Chown of the University of Southampton and the UK IPv6 Task Force on a number of activities, including the EU IPv6 Cluster -- a forum for interaction between various EU projects involved in IPv6. He has his finger on the pulse of the technical issues and has a good understanding of the business issues, so I respect his opinion on this matter. Note also the underlying message, as articulated here on a number of occasions, that even the conservative estimates of IPv4 exhaustion are converging on 2010 and 2011, not very far away.

Posted by mofoghlu at June 16, 2007 4:48 PM | TrackBack
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