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    Microsoft buys 666,624 IP addresses

    According to this BBC article here: BBC News - Microsoft spends $7.5m on net addresses

    Microsoft have brought 666,624 IPv4 adresses from bankrupt US company Nortel for $7.5 million. About $11.25 per address. More significatly, according to the beeb the final batch of IP addresses which were released earlier this year will be used up by the end of 2011. I think I'd best check if my home router is IPv6 compatible!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dos_Box View Post
    Microsoft have brought 666,...
    Not a number I'd want to associate myself with, but hey...

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    I've already started on my plans for implementing IPv6 here. Updated our core switch to support it last break. Intending to do our other switches this next holiday.

    Then during summer, introduce IPv6 DHCP and DNS records.

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    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    I've already started on my plans for implementing IPv6 here. Updated our core switch to support it last break. Intending to do our other switches this next holiday.

    Then during summer, introduce IPv6 DHCP and DNS records.
    Would be a long time before we can do it here. I dont think our printers for one can support it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FN-GM View Post
    Would be a long time before we can do it here. I dont think our printers for one can support it.
    You can run IPv6 and IPv4 along side each other in dual-stack mode for exactly this reason.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FN-GM View Post
    Would be a long time before we can do it here. I dont think our printers for one can support it.
    Most manufacturers are slowly but surely releasing firmware updates for their hardware to deal with this. However, it depends on the age of your equipment. If ancient, then you will be able to run alongside for some time, but should look at replacing at some point (as with any ancient hardware anyway).

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    Check Your IPv6 Connectivity/Readiness was posted earlier this year - it will tell you if you're ready (we are; it gives a 10/10 score for both IPv4 and IPv6)

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    *smirk* a year ago when I brought up IP6 on here most dismissed it

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    My place isn't ready, and we know this, my boss seems to think she knows everything and doesnt want us to go to IPv6, despite me telling her she would notice no difference and that it has to be done, soon!

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    Quote Originally Posted by powdarrmonkey View Post
    Not a number I'd want to associate myself with, but hey...
    Second house No. I lived in. Street name... Long Cross.

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    Quote Originally Posted by creese View Post
    Second house No. I lived in. Street name... Long Cross.
    What, 666,624? That must've been one hell of a street!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SYNACK View Post
    *smirk* a year ago when I brought up IP6 on here most dismissed it
    A year ago, it wasn't overly important... It isn't overly important this year or next either, but its worth making a start.

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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.
    Its only important when stuff stops working.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BatchFile View Post
    What, 666,624? That must've been one hell of a street!
    It still is.

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    The ultimate question is though - Windows XP supports IPv6, however it isn't enabled by default and you have to install the IPv6 protocol through Properties. How is an admin to do this over hundreds of machines?

    It is enabled by default on Windows Vista and Windows 7 however!

    I suspect for most printers and/or routers/access points that firmware updates would allow the use of IPv6.

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