Sometime in the next few months, the American Registry for Internet Numbers will announce that it has depleted its entire supply of routable addresses for the IPv4 protocol (the European and Asian registries have already announced IPv4 exhaustion). While the reality is that IPv4 is not going away any time soon, network administrators, system administrators, server administrators, and even security staff need to start thinking about IPv6 (if they haven’t already).
That’s why I’ve put together two webinars on the subject. The first, “Designing an Effective IPv6 Address Plan,” at 10 am Pacific on April 8, will help IT administrators:
- Learn why the host address conservation we practice in IPv4 is obsolete in IPv6.
- Learn why most organizations don’t initially get enough IPv6 address space from their provider.
- Learn about the “nibble boundary” and its awesome power to simplify address planning and network operations.
We’ll post information about the second webinar, “Best Practices for Deploying an IPv6 Adoption Plan,” later this month.
To learn how to be proactive, rather than reactive, about IPv6, register here for the April 8 webinar.