Author: Johnny Akers

All The Good Stuff About IPv6

The new Internet protocol, IPv6, is the new player in town and it’s taking the Internet over. The transition from IPv4 to the upgraded IPv6 is not as fast as many would like, but it’s rolling away steadily. All of you computer buffs out there already know this, but for all of the average computer reasons, let us quickly explain why this new protocol is important. The IPv6 Internet protocol allows us to interconnect everything, our cars with our smartphones and our appliances with the internet. The main advantage of IPv6 is not only the increased number of possible...

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The Importance Of Dedicated IP Addresses

An IP address is similar to your home address. It defines the way your device (your computer, smartphone, laptop, or even your car or an appliance) communicates with other devices within a network. The device can communicate with other devices in a local network or the whole internet. The problem of a dedicated address arises mostly with hosting your website. If your want to set up a website on a shared server, there will always be a question of a dedicated IP address. Is it really necessary and why is it necessary. The alternative is to use a shared...

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IPv4 And IPv6 Explained

IF you have a little bit of internet knowledge, you should know what IP addresses are. If not, let’s get you up to speed: and IP address is a unique set of numbers (and letters) which the network assigned to each device connected to it. For example, when you connect to the internet, your computer gets a unique IP address which looks like this – 192.168.15.10. This is the usual outline of a typical IPv4 address. But, there is a small problem. The internet has become massive, with millions, even billions of users. And it has slowly, but surely,...

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IP Address: Basic Structure

Just like every house has a number, every computer connected to the internet has an IP address. It allows other users to instantly recognize each device in the network. An IP address consists of a set of unique numbers which individualize every connected device – a personal computer, a server, router, even an IP telephone. Thanks to this combination of numbers and letters, we can transfer information and data to other devices hooked up to the network working on and IP protocol. Each device which communicates with a specific network or the internet as a whole has to have...

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Moonv6 Leaders

Rick Summerhill As Associate Director of Backbone Network Infrastructure for Internet2 Rick Summerhill has engineering responsibility for the Abilene Network. Abilene currently provides high-performance connectivity and access to advanced services from over 200 research universities and affiliated institutions. Prior to joining Internet2 in December of 2002, Rick served as the executive director of the Great Plains Network, an Internet2 gigaPoP centered at Kansas City, Missouri. He has been associated with network engineering at the campus, state, and regional levels for the last twenty years. Prior to network engineering, he served on the research faculty in Mathematics at Kansas State...

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