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IPv6 on small business LAN

IPv6 on small business LAN

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I'm trying to get a grasp on the extent to which we need to be worried about the implementation of IPv6 on our LAN.

I understand the need for migrating to IPv6 on public networks, but if (once we do make the move to migrate our public facing addresses to IPv6) we are running a gateway that will be capable of NATing IPv6 to IPv4, is there any real driver for migrating to IPv6 inside our LAN?
 

RE: IPv6 on small business LAN

I would say that we are a good 10+ years away until we need to worry about this, but, There are many transition scenarios, which help the IPv4 network to interface with the IPv6 network.

In the short term, I don't see a problem with using IPv4 on the lan with an IPv6 Wan. But in the long term, I can see the powers of the internet, saying to product suppliers, like Cisco, to start pushing out IPv4 of the software.  

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RE: IPv6 on small business LAN

Honestly, it's not that hard of a migration.  It would be more work for you to set up a v6 to v4 translation scheme than it would be to support v6 natively  

RE: IPv6 on small business LAN

It is my understanding that most modern platforms will and do support a dual-stack for TCP/IP. (IPv4 & IPv6)

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