Ready or not, here comes IPv6

Wednesday - 4/21/2010, 4:56pm EDT


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Encore Presentation, Originally aired March 25, 2010 -- Federal Security Spotlight this week talks to Timothy Winters, Senior IP Manager at the IPv6 Interoperability Lab at the University of New Hampshire.

The lab is one of two certified by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to test and evaluate hardware and software for IPv6 adherence.

He warns that just having IPv6 by itself does not ensure better cyber security. You still need to deploy it correctly.

Each host or computer on the Internet requires an Internet Protocol address in order to communicate. The growth of the Internet has created a need for more addresses than are possible with the current system, IPv4. Federal News Radio follows the government's implementation of IPv6.