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IT News Thread, Microsoft buys 666,624 IP addresses in Other News; It does make you wonder though why the likes of Microsoft, Google, Apple and other large companies haven't set the ...
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    It does make you wonder though why the likes of Microsoft, Google, Apple and other large companies haven't set the trend and move over to IPv6 on a more permanent basis.

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    My guess is there is a lot of legacy connectivity out there that will still need serving until all upgrades are complete.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael View Post
    How is an admin to do this over hundreds of machines?
    I'd guess in the same way they do all the other updates and installs???

    A quick google says that all you need is the command:

    Code:
    netsh int ipv6 install
    which is pretty easy to stick in a machine startup script (How to install and uninstall IPv6 in Windows XP for info)

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    Quote Originally Posted by nephilim View Post
    it has to be done, soon!
    Does it? I'm making no plans here to move to IPv6.

    Would have thought it only had to be done on equipment that faces the outside world directly. Because our clients don't, they can continue to use IPv4 addresses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hightower View Post
    Does it? I'm making no plans here to move to IPv6.

    Would have thought it only had to be done on equipment that faces the outside world directly. Because our clients don't, they can continue to use IPv4 addresses.
    Indeed, if you feel like NATing everything. When IPv6 becomes widespread though, you'll find yourself wishing you'd moved to it, as you'll no doubt find support starts to dwindle for IPv4.

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    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    A year ago, it wasn't overly important... It isn't overly important this year or next either, but its worth making a start.
    It is important that you at least have an idea that it is comming and new hardware that is purchased supports it otherwise it just degrades into the all to common scenario of everyone paying money to dig themselves a deeper hole. IP6 gear was avalible and did not have much of or any price premium for some brands and so things like that could have been considered and saved people hassle later along the line. I guess it is way easier to wait until it is to late and wine that no one said anything though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hightower View Post
    Does it? I'm making no plans here to move to IPv6.

    Would have thought it only had to be done on equipment that faces the outside world directly. Because our clients don't, they can continue to use IPv4 addresses.
    It has to be done sometime, not necessarily soon.

    The consequence of not doing is that as IPv6-only resources begin to appear, you'll be cut off from them.

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    IP ? Pah - I'll stick with NetBEUI and Banyan VINES thanks......

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    Appletalk anyone?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dos_Box View Post
    Appletalk anyone?
    Only if we have to......

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    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    Indeed, if you feel like NATing everything. When IPv6 becomes widespread though, you'll find yourself wishing you'd moved to it, as you'll no doubt find support starts to dwindle for IPv4.
    Depnds on your site really. We have a nested proxy that feeds out to the LA. There's no reason for me to start messing with IPv6 at all, due to the fact that our network is totally private. As a previous poster has said, it's only out facing devices that are connected to an IPv6 based network that has to worry about NAT.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattx View Post
    IP ? Pah - I'll stick with NetBEUI and Banyan VINES thanks......
    So this is a real industry leader you've moved to now :-)

    Long time since I saw Banyan Vines; hope you're tending it nicely!

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    Quote Originally Posted by srochford View Post
    I'd guess in the same way they do all the other updates and installs???

    A quick google says that all you need is the command:

    Code:
    netsh int ipv6 install
    which is pretty easy to stick in a machine startup script (How to install and uninstall IPv6 in Windows XP for info)
    Thanks for that, much more simple than I thought. I'd be tempted to enable/install it sometime this year (just so it's there) as eventually we'll all be forced onto IPv6. Plus it doesn't do any harm it's enabled ready and waiting.

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