The percentage of people reading this who understand the transition question from IPv4 to IPv6 is likely to be high, as there’s a fair amount of computing knowledge about.

I found it useful to look at the following articles in this order:

Vint Cerf
Transition requirements

For bloggers, the issue is that the number format in operation now [IPv4] is going to run out of addresses, speculatively early in 2011 and conservatively in early 2012.  It would be as well to be on IPv6 by then.

I’m not sure what we, personally, need to do about it.

4 comments for “IPv6

  1. November 12, 2010 at 10:05

    Most people will need to do nothing they never see an IP address only a host name. Your ISP and your hosting service will sort it out for you in those cases by upgrading services and servers.

    Only those that work directly with IP addresses on the Internet will need to do anything and that includes hosting your own internet servers at home.

  2. Chuckles
    November 12, 2010 at 18:45

    I wouldn’t lose too much sleep over this, reads like a bunch of people getting ready to justify putting their prices up.
    What do I personally plan to do about it? Nothing.

    The Guardian Vint Cerf article is a definite finalist in any ‘How to publish complete drivel in a national newspaper’ competition. It is awe-inspiringly bad.

  3. November 12, 2010 at 20:54

    Rule of thumb : Anything written in “The Guardian” = codswallop

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