Get Ready to Kiss IPv4 Goodbye: Q&A With ICSA Labs’ Guy Snyder, Part 1


The Obama administration has recently turned up the heat on moving to IPv6, the next version of the Internet protocol after the one currently in use, IPv4. Federal CIO Vivek Kundra issued a memo Sept. 28 instructing CIOs of executive departments and agencies in the federal government to take several actions, including enabling the use of native IPv6, by the end of 2012. Here’s the kicker, though: Agencies will continue running both IPv4 and IPv6 simultaneously “into the foreseeable future” to ensure interoperability, Kundra instructed.

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