Friday, November 18, 2005

We really need to get working on IPv6

I don't really know a lot about IPv6, but after reading this interview, I'm encouraged to look a little further. At this point, I can only imagine what can happen. It sounds like there could be some real advances in identity management.

It will be interesting to see how firewall/IDS technology changes at the desktop level.

It would be really interesting to see what could be done with Flash/Flex apps. Instead of building them to be hosted, they could be built to be delivered and hosted on the desktop. Scary.

Computerworld | IPv6 Forum chief: the new Internet is ready for consumption

2 comments:

  1. IPv6 was an old story, but even today, it still an old story. For most of us, including telecommunications, IPv6 much means cost but not profit.

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  2. True, IPv6 has been around for several years, but then again, IPv4 needed 10 years to become widely adopted.

    I like the idea of not having to beg your ISP for public IP addresses. It means that anybody can stand up any service they want whenever they want.

    It sounds like it could enable a flood of innovative ideas. It sounds like it is much more important that just eliminating NAT.

    Certainly being one of the early implementors may in the short run be used as a way to gain additional market share.

    In light of the recent business combinations in the US telecom industry, I really can't view anything that might loosen the grip of those companies a little as a bad thing.

    Disruptive technologies create new opportunities in every case I can think of.

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