IPv6: Coming soon to a network near you The long-term benefits far outweigh the immediate difficulties

Harris, Steve
February 2011
CED;Feb2011, Vol. 37 Issue 2, p26
Trade Publication
The article focuses on the functionality of Internet Protocol (IP) version 6 (IPv6) as an exhaustion to IPv4 that simplifies the transition of IP for cable system operators in the U.S. It notes the development of various solutions to conserve IPv4 addressed that include the use of proxy servers and network address translation (NAT), variable length subnet masks (VLSM) and subnetting. IPv6 addressing offers operators network solution to scale the network for future services.


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