Internet shifts to new IPv6 protocol

Today, a new protocol goes live on much of the Internet as IPv6 permanently replaces IPv4 on more than 1,000 Web sites, including Google, Facebook, Yahoo, and other major Web brands.One year ago,

Published on: June 6th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Video rewind: Is your business still on IPv4?

Sometime back in 2010 we started running articles warning businesses that IPv4 addresses were running out.Various industry experts warned that companies should demand that Internet Service Protocol services and domain name registrars adopt

Published on: March 19th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

World’s top tech stories for 2011

In 2011, the increasingly mobile and socially networked world of technology became more intertwined than ever with politics and the law. Patent wars shaped competition in tablets and smartphones, hacktivists attacked a widening

Published on: December 14th, 2011 Marc Ferranti

IPv6 eyed by torrent users to avoid network throttling

Experts are reporting a rise in the number of attacks that take advantage of known vulnerabilities of IPv6, a next-generation addressing scheme that is being adopted across the Internet. IPv6 replaces the Internet's

Published on: August 26th, 2011 Carolyn Duffy Marsan

Most business Web sites will upgrade to IPv6 within 24 months

More than 70 per cent of IT departments plan to upgrade their Web sites to support IPv6 within the next 24 months, according to a recent survey of more than 200 IT professionals

Published on: July 28th, 2011 Carolyn Duffy Marsan

World IPv6 Day draws attention to security concerns

The marking of World IPv6 Day yesterday has drawn fresh attention to the next generation Internet addressing protocol, as well as to the security considerations that enterprises will need to deal with as

Published on: June 10th, 2011 Jaikumar Vijayan

Online traffic spikes on World IPv6 Day

A surge of IPv6-based Web traffic began flowing over the Internet last night when World IPv6 Day began, according to data gathered by Arbor Networks.Arbor released some initial findings at 9 a.m. EDT

Published on: June 9th, 2011 Carolyn Duffy Marsan

IPv6 transition will be

The looming depletion of Internet addresses has split the networking world into "IPv4 diehards" and "IPv6 purists," but the real needs of businesses lie somewhere in between the views of these extremists, a

Published on: May 8th, 2011 Stephen Lawson

Small ISPs way ahead of big telecoms in IPv6 adoption

In the run up to rolling out IPv6 connectivity to their customers, small Internet service providers (ISPs) in Canada have a leg up over the country's large incumbent telcos.In the last 15 years,

Published on: May 6th, 2011 Nestor Arellano

Hurricane Electric claims world’s largest IPv6 backbone

Brocade Networks announced last week that it provides the routers and switches that underpin the network backbone operated by Hurricane Electric, a leader in next-generation Internet services using the emerging IPv6 standard. Brocade's

Published on: March 15th, 2011 Carolyn Duffy Marsan

Cisco Linksys routers still not IPv6 ready

It's hard to fathom why Cisco hasn't added IPv6 to its Linksys consumer routers yet, but the company has promised support will come this spring.It's 2011, IPv4 addresses are officially exhausted, and the

Published on: February 10th, 2011 Julie Bort

IPv6 transition hazards

With the last IPv4 addresses about to be allocated, the good news is that IT managers -- at least in the U.S. and Europe -- don't suddenly have to get the next Internet

Published on: February 1st, 2011 Stephen Lawson

Yahoo moves to IPv6 despite access woes

Yahoo is forging ahead with a move to IPv6 on its main Web site by year-end despite worries that up to 1 million Internet users may be unable to access it initially.Yahoo's massive

Published on: January 20th, 2011 Carolyn Duffy Marsan

Facebook, Google, Yahoo sign up for ‘World IPv6 Day’ trial

Several of the Internet's most popular Web sites - including Facebook, Google and Yahoo - have agreed to participate in the first global-scale trial of IPv6, the long-anticipated upgrade to the Internet's main

Published on: January 13th, 2011 Carolyn Duffy Marsan