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03-01-2012, 06:18 AM
why is it advised these days to ensure that your cloud hosts have the capability to handle ipv6? how is it different/better from 1pv4?
03-05-2012, 11:10 AM
IPv6 is an improved form of the existing IPv4. Its capable of handling a larger number of connections. Literally all servers these days come with IPv6 connections. The algorithm of a working cloud requires the assigning of lots of ip's as well as accepting a variety of them, the magnitude may not be as high as a sum total but it aids in better managementy, hence ipv6. Wiki ipv6 for more conceptual information.
03-24-2012, 07:00 AM
IPv6 offers the potential to build a much more powerful Internet, with vastly larger scale compared to the current situation. Addresses in IPv4 have only 32 bits, allowing for only about 4 billion addresses, compared to 128-bit IPv6, with some 340 trillion, trillion, trillion addresses.
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