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Comcast, Time Warner Cable sign on for 24-hour IPv6 trial

Carolyn Duffy Marsan | Feb. 15, 2011
Comcast and Time Warner Cable have joined the throng of network vendors that are participating in World IPv6 Day, a 24-hour trial of the next-generation Internet protocol scheduled for June 8.

The goal of World IPv6 Day is to encourage the creation of IPv6-based content and to test the readiness of the new standard for high-volume usage. Trial participants want to discover how common it is for end users' network gear to be misconfigured and unable to support IPv6, a problem the industry calls IPv6 brokenness.

"The most important thing is for enterprises to IPv6 enable their public facing Web servers," says John Curran, president and CEO of the American Registry for Internet Numbers. "Once you've done that, you can provide the same connectivity to your customers whether they have an IPv4 address or an IPv6 address. Until you do that, your IPv6 customers will appear unknown to your site. If you can do it by June 8, you can participate in all of the testing about how IPv6 works."


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