New Net Protocol challenges

IPv6 as we all know allows greater number of addresses. As it does so, organisations will face challenges adapting new system. Lack of awareness coupled with new vulnerabilities are likely to create security problems.

What happens when we type a website address ? The computer breaks it up into a mix of unique 32 zeroes and ones. This binary code identifies and locates the computer where the website resides..Techies call it Internet Protocol (IP). As I mentioned in my previous post on IPv6 addressing it is clear that IPv6 will have a mix of 128 zeroes and ones. It will offer a practically unending number of website addresses. Right now the main issue is “lack of awareness” among network professional, security architect. Proper training is required in-order to handle this new protocol. Since the migration is going to be gradual, systems running IPv4 and IPv6 will co-exist. We may need newer device-complaint with the new protocol in-oder to make older devices to recognise IPv6. This however can be dangerous..IPv6 has some vulnerabilities when it comes to sending emails..Emails are broken up into parts when on way to recipients. Every part consists of header – a group of information on destination and how it should join with other parts when it has reached destination..

Moreover, if your home modem is five years’ old, it will not be compatible with IPv6 protocols. I am happy that my home modem is new and can support IPv6 addressing.

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  1. Interesting. I didn’t quite realise that my modem is also 5 yrs old and probably will have issues with IPv6.



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