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This is the most dangerous myth of all. All major PC operating systems support IPv6, enabled by default.  If you think your network is not carrying IPv6, it probably just means that you don’t know about it.  Even if you have IPv6 routing turned off, tunneling protocols like Teredo allow a host to have a public IPv6 address, even when behind NAT.  That means that the PC is directly connected to the IPv6 Internet with only its own firewall to protect it.

IPv6 has been on almost every IT team’s “to implement next year” list, but with World IPv6 Day happening on June 6th, many websites will be making the switch and staying there. Jim MacLeod, product manager, and the team from WildPackets have taken a closer look at 10 myths and set the record straight about this enigmatic protocol to help the transfer go more smoothly.

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