Are you IPV6 ready?

By dkent

Yes we are.  All of our hosting, VPS and dedicated services are IPV6 ready.  What does that mean?  Here is a little about IPV6 in plain English.

Test your IPV6 connectivity

Every device on the internet has an address, just like your home has a street address or PO Box.  This address is called an IP address.  Currently IPV4 has been the long used standard since the inception of the internet.  IPV4 only has 4,294,967,296 addresses available.  That is a pretty large number however it is not enough.  IPV4 is out of usable addresses which means there needed to be a new addressing system.

Enter IPV6.  IPV6 addressing scheme is huge with 340,282,366,920,938,463,463,374,607,431,768,211,456 addresses available.  Can you say I can’t count that high.  IPV6 is based off hexadecimal digits with groups separated by colons.  Each IPV6 “digit” uses a-f or 1-9 to create the full address.

IPV4 example – 192.168.1.1

IPV6 example – 2001:0db8:0000:0042:0000:8a2e:0370:7334

IPV6 implementation has been slow to be adopted due to the lack of support at the hardware and software level.  Many older systems could be upgrade but may just be replaced over time.  Smaller Internet Service providers will be slower to implement IPV6 than company like Google, and Comcast due to the expense and requirements to implement IPV6.

IPV6 and IPV4 will have to be run side by side for many years until everything has full support for IPV6.

Blueray Concepts is fully IPV6 ready for all our hosting, VPS and dedicated services.  We are seeing more and more connections to our servers via IPV6 instead of IPV4.

State of IPV6

More information and techno babel for those inclined:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IPv6


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