As in the past year, in early June of this year, the online community will hold a so-called World IPv6 Day, when the weight of the world’s major sites will be connected to the routing protocol support for IPv6, however, in contrast to last year’s “test- drive “protocol IPv6, now the world’s portals will not turn off support for the new version of Internet Protocol in a day and leave her forever.”This,” the transition to IPv6 for most Internet portals this year is scheduled for June 6. On his support for the new shares at a “real” transition to IPv6 already said the company Google, Yahoo, Microsoft, Facebook, Cisco, as well as the world’s largest content providers Akamai and Limelight.
Along with the Internet giant a significant portion of their clients to the new version of Internet protocol will switch and large Internet service providers around the world.Among those who have announced plans to transition to IPv6 in the summer of this year already appear Cpmcast company and AT & T in the U.S., Free Telecom in France, XS4ALL in the Netherlands and others. In addition, Cisco and its subsidiary Linksys, and D-Link announced that all new manufactured products will be initially enabled protocol IPv6. organizers of the World Day for IPv6 their shares are going to once again draw the world’s attention to the problem of shortage of address space the current version of IPv4, which can address the 3.7 billion units, which is not enough in today’s environment, given the number of computers, smart phones and other devices connected to the Internet.
IPv6 has a much larger addressable resource that will allow for the next decade, do not worry about a shortage of Internet addresses. organizers say their project is not an advertising IPv6 as some kind of alternative to the current IPv4, instead they want to say right now with the Internet community, there is no “Plan B” to extend the use of IPv4 and the new version of the protocol will have to move anyway, but someone will do it before someone – later. In Google, Yahoo and Facebook say that their portals are already available in the address space of IPv6, but they are also available in the space of IPv4, IPv6 and for now they IPv6/IPv4 traffic can be compared to 1% versus 99%. ”Most of the content Internet address is stored on IPv4, – says Michael Howard, principal analyst for network operators and data centers in the agency Infonetics Research. - It is clear that the transition from IPv4 to IPv6 will be a long, but quite manageable process. “”Exhaustion of addresses IPv4 – is an important and long-awaited turning point in the history of the Internet” – adds Aleine Durand, director of software development Juniper Networks. ”People often ask us how to transition to IPv6, whom to contact and where to start” – Karrin says John, president and CEO of North American Internet registrar ARIN. According to him, the lack of backward compatibility between the two protocols is a significant difficulty. ”Users are confused by the fact that you can not run parallel to the IPv4 and IPv6, and these systems have to exist for some time together, nothing can be done. How much does it co-existence will last – Unknown Obviously, it will drag on for years, maybe 10 years “- he said.
Speaking about the current rate of IPv6 deployment Marty Levy, director of IPV6 Strategy, said that for many users and large segments of the network operate in the new version of the protocol. He noted that all modern operating systems support the protocol is its support in hardware, many service providers also support this version. Lorenzo colitis, network engineer Google, says that stocks, like June, will have to help ordinary users to migrate to a new version of IP. ”Then came the critical moment, as IPv6 is already deployed in many networks, but so far it has never been used so widely,” – he said. Colitis says that about 99.95% of Internet users did not feel in a transition to a new version of the protocol, at the same time, he noted that some users may still experience intermittent problems with the availability of several resources on the network. At the same time as the world’s Internet companies, and developers of equipment, to recognize that currently there is no solution for users of type “set it and forget it”, as the scale deployment of IPv6 is still small and the mass of providers still afraid to move to a new protocol for fear of incompatibility problems. On the other hand, until one day the internet will not start to move en masse to IPv6 and the problem will be present at the service providers and users.