09 May 2011
It’s happened a little quicker than we expected. One of our clients requested a new block of IP addresses from their ISP. Guess what, IPv6 addresses were allocated to them with the ISP saying that they didn’t have any IPv4 addresses left.
Fortunately, the client has equipment in the form of firewalls, IPS and routers that can all handle IPv6, however they are now asking serious questions about how IPv6 to IPv4 interworking is going to work.
Equally as fortunately, we’ve been preparing for this and can offer advice and guidance on what will, and won’t work. As we move forward, this is something that a lot of businesses, including ourselves, are going to have to consider.