Insurance Squared Inc.
gcooke at insurancesquared.com
Fri Jan 28 15:10:56 EST 2011
Looks like IPv6 is looming - and this time they're not just crying
wolf. We may be seeing IPv6 by end of year.
This site had some really good information on some easy tests to see if
your system is ready:
Looks like you better be running a linux kernel 2.6 or you're going to
have problems. No idea how many sites are running 2.4 or 2.2 kernels,
but I bet it's substantial.
In any event, some of the tests (dns/ping etc) on that link give some
pretty quick indicators as to the status of your servers. What they
won't likely test for are other things like logging software, shopping
carts that track IP address, all the individually written programs.
This is going to be worse than Y2K. Linux vendors, it might be worth
having a package special for testing whether a system/network is ready
for ipv6. Because I think people are going to be searching soon.
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