What is IPv6?
IPv6 is the next generation Internet Protocol (IP) standard intended to eventually replace IPv4, the protocol many Internet services still use today. Every computer, mobile phone, and any other device connected to the Internet needs a numerical IP address in order to communicate with other devices. The original IP address scheme, called IPv4, is running out of addresses.
How do I get started?
The short answer is: 1) ask your Internet Service Provider (ISP) for IPv6 addresses (you can start by seeing if they are on this list); 2) test your IPv6 connectivity (you may use this online tool); and 3) check that your equipment supports IPv6. Most operating systems (including mobile phones) and most network devices support IPv6, but some equipment and applications may not.
- IPv6 Frequently Asked Questions
- Internet Society IPv6 Fact Sheet
- A Short Guide to IP Addressing
- 4 Videos about IPv6 Transition Technologies
- IPv6 for All: A Guide for IPv6 Usage and Application in Different Environments (ebook available in English, Spanish, Catalan, Basque, and Gallego)
- IPv6 Security Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
- IPv6 Security For IPv4 Engineers
- Please check our IPv6 Security page
- RIPE-554: Requirements for IPv6 in ICT Equipment
- RIPE-631: IPv6 Troubleshooting for Residential ISP Helpdesks
- RIPE-690: IPv6 Prefix Assignment for End-Users
- Internet Draft: Operational Security Considerations for IPv6 Networks
- RFC 7872: Observations on the Dropping of Packets with IPv6 Extension Headers in the Real World
- Internet Draft: Operational Implications of IPv6 Packets with Extension Headers
- RFC 7123: Security Implications of IPv6 on IPv4 Networks
- LinkedIn Passes Another IPv6 Milestone
- Uber Goes IPv6 to Support its Growing Infrastructure
- NAT64check & More IPv6 @ APRICOT 2017
- Making Content Available Over IPv6
- RIPE IPv6 Training Courses
- ‘Introduction to IPv6’ Online Tutorial
More IPv6 Pages
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