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  • IP4 vs IP6 for a new network deployment

    Hello,

    As a consultant for various companies across the nation I often have the opportunity to build new networks from scratch. As the rest of the world is beginning its migration to IPv6 I am wondering if those of us in the US should begin to deploy new networks as IPv4 or IPv6 networks.

    I am currently in the process of planning out a new network infrastructure that I will begin to deploy in the next couple of weeks for a financial services firm that will need to be SEC compliant and the benefits of native IPSec in IPv6 seem attractive but as of yet I do not have much experience with IPv6. It seems to me that this would be a good opportunity to learn.

    This new network will run on Cisco network switches/firewalls/routers and Windows 2008 servers.

    Does anyone have any good articles on the benefits of deploying IPv6 now or articles on why you should wait to deploy IPv6?

    Thanks,

    Matt

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    Re: IP4 vs IP6 for a new network deployment

    Do the admins there have the ability to support it? Personally I would say no don't bother yet unless there is plenty of time to learn and get it working along with the training for the people that will need to work with it day by day.
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    Andy

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    • #3
      Re: IP4 vs IP6 for a new network deployment

      Originally posted by brownmattc View Post
      Hello,

      As a consultant for various companies across the nation I often have the opportunity to build new networks from scratch. As the rest of the world is beginning its migration to IPv6 I am wondering if those of us in the US should begin to deploy new networks as IPv4 or IPv6 networks.

      I am currently in the process of planning out a new network infrastructure that I will begin to deploy in the next couple of weeks for a financial services firm that will need to be SEC compliant and the benefits of native IPSec in IPv6 seem attractive but as of yet I do not have much experience with IPv6. It seems to me that this would be a good opportunity to learn.

      This new network will run on Cisco network switches/firewalls/routers and Windows 2008 servers.

      Does anyone have any good articles on the benefits of deploying IPv6 now or articles on why you should wait to deploy IPv6?

      Thanks,

      Matt
      The Internet backbone will stil run with IPv4 for a good time yet.

      I would recommend that you perhaps use both at the same time and purchase the necessary hardware that supports both.

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      • #4
        Re: IP4 vs IP6 for a new network deployment

        Originally posted by Virtual View Post
        The Internet backbone will stil run with IPv4 for a good time yet.
        True, and that'll be the case for a long time.
        Although most Root Server (If not all) support IPv6 now.
        I would however refrain from deploying merely IPv6 networks and services just yet on production networks for various reasons such the ones mentioned previously plus application compatibility etc.


        Here is a two part podcast for more info:

        http://www.informit.com/podcasts/epi...3-F7A8C555AB5E

        http://www.informit.com/podcasts/epi...7-0013df32ea67
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        • #5
          Re: IP4 vs IP6 for a new network deployment

          On a personal note, if you have more than 16,777,214 devices on your network then IPv6 is definately the way to go, otherwise IPv4 will do.
          1 1 was a racehorse.
          2 2 was 1 2.
          1 1 1 1 race 1 day,
          2 2 1 1 2

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