Friday, December 2, 2011

About IPv6 TCP/IP and Windows Server 2008

Web Running Out of Addresses

In the mid 1990s, we started to run into an ever shrinking pool of IPv4 addresses. According to the Wall Street Journal, February 1, 2011, was the week the last batch of Internet addresses was doled out.

Because of the growing proliferation of network devices and the expanding Internet, Internet Protocol version 6 (Ipv6), is built into Windows Server 2008. Ipv6 is a new suite of protocols developed to ensure growing Internet client needs. The IPv4 scalability will no longer meet the challenges ahead.