by IT Brief
IPv6 global traffic levels are relatively small right now, adoption is accelerating significantly. Large deployments include Verizon’s focus on IPv6, with IPv6 accounting for over 25 percent of Verizon Wireless’s traffic, and Comcast’s US network. This whitepaper will facilitate understanding of IPv6 on a comprehensive level, beginning with an overview of IP, describing the necessity of the transition from IPv4 to IPv6, detailing IP addresses, and providing advice for IPv6 security.
With the use of the Internet continuing to grow exponentially and IPv4 address exhaustion persisting, it is critical that IPv6 continues to take hold. Specifically, web companies, home networking equipment manufacturers (routers), and major Internet Service Providers (ISPs) must continue to enable IPv6 for their products and services in a well-managed, secure way. This whitepaper was created to facilitate understanding and thus foster continued growth in adoption.