Although Internet engineers and policymakers have been publicizing the need to upgrade the ‘Net’s current addressing scheme to IPv6, in order to handle the network’s explosive growth, many U.S. CIOs and CTOs continue to harbor misinformation that they use to justify why they are not adopting the next-generation standard. Computer World presents the six biggest misconceptions about IPv6 in this article.
“’For the next five years, things are going to be much more complex because we will have two protocols running side by side,’ Liu says. ‘We’re going to have all of those crazy transition technologies. Not just one, but many…It’s a rose-colored view of the world to believe that IPv6 is suddenly going to bring us to this network nirvana of end-to-end.’”