Log In

Come Join Us!

Are you a
Computer / IT professional?
Join Tek-Tips Forums!
  • Talk With Other Members
  • Be Notified Of Responses
    To Your Posts
  • Keyword Search
  • One-Click Access To Your
    Favorite Forums
  • Automated Signatures
    On Your Posts
  • Best Of All, It's Free!

*Tek-Tips's functionality depends on members receiving e-mail. By joining you are opting in to receive e-mail.

Posting Guidelines

Promoting, selling, recruiting, coursework and thesis posting is forbidden.


IPv6 on small business LAN

IPv6 on small business LAN

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.  


There is no 'I' in 'Team'

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)

Red Flag This Post

Please let us know here why this post is inappropriate. Reasons such as off-topic, duplicates, flames, illegal, vulgar, or students posting their homework.

Red Flag Submitted

Thank you for helping keep Tek-Tips Forums free from inappropriate posts.
The Tek-Tips staff will check this out and take appropriate action.

Reply To This Thread

Posting in the Tek-Tips forums is a member-only feature.

Click Here to join Tek-Tips and talk with other members!


Close Box

Join Tek-Tips® Today!

Join your peers on the Internet's largest technical computer professional community.
It's easy to join and it's free.

Here's Why Members Love Tek-Tips Forums:

Register now while it's still free!

Already a member? Close this window and log in.

Join Us             Close