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How does IPv6 benefit current and future applications?

IPv6 benefits current and future applications on the network. Learn what impact and effects the Internet Protocol version 6 brings, from our IPv4/IPv6 expert.

What is the impact of IPv6 on current and future applications?
IPv6 will change many things in different areas, because it is faster, more efficient and more scalable than IPv4: With the large address space, the autoconfiguration possibilities, the extensibility provided by the extension header architecture and the advantages of Mobile IPv6 ( MIPv6), it will become the foundation for new services of all different types; many of them we cannot possibly imagine yet. But as the past years have shown new types of applications appear and flood the world almost over night. So watch out and get ready.

For more information, read this response on the effects IPv6 will have on managing network applications.

This was last published in February 2009

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