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IPv6 has been in development for 20 years.  Initial work on “IP Next Generation” started in 1992, and was standardized as IPv6 in 1998.  By 2008, it was deployed well enough on the Internet that the 2008 Olympic Games website supported IPv6.  On June 8, 2011, several major websites test-enabled IPv6 for “World IPv6 Day”.  IPv6 is time-tested and ready for production.

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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