Todd Lammle and Mark Minasi
“IPv6 is never gonna happen,” right? For good or ill, that’s not true. At our current rate — assuming no growth in demand for IPv4 addresses – we will exhaust IPv4 addresses by December of 2013. That’s right… by New Years 2014, there won’t be an IPv4 address to be had for love or money. (And IPv6 is an essential part of Windows Server 2008 R2′s nifty DirectAccess “invisible VPN… but that’s a story for another day.)
We get IPv6 in-the-box with Vista and Server 2008. Your first reaction when you see an IPv6 address like “fe80::5efe:10.50.50.112″ might be: “Hmmm… that’s a lotta colons, and I KNOW what comes out of colons!” But is that the RIGHT reaction? Join Cisco uber-guru Todd Lammle and veteran Windows explainer Mark Minasi as they team up to present a look at the latest version of IPv6… and whether you’ll want to leave it on or turn it off. In this whirlwind tour, Todd and Mark explain the motivation for IPv6 and the technologies behind its implementation (which saves you from having to read 30 RFCs), adding useful notes on the Microsoft-specific aspects of Windows’ IPv6 implementation. IPv6 offers many more pluses than minuses… so come give it a look!