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Most users won’t notice anything different about using IPv6.  IPv6 is supported by all major PC operating systems and all major Internet client apps like Web browsers.  IPv6 carries the same protocols as IPv4, like TCP and UDP.  It resolves addresses the same way, using DNS, in a manner that’s transparent to anyone not using “raw” IP numbered addresses.

For legacy applications and users who use numbered IPv4 addresses, the good news is that there’s no need to turn off IPv4 just because you’ve added IPv6.  You can keep running IPv4 as long as you need to.

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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