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Implementing IPv6 For Your Business

Breaking it down to simplistic terms, the Internet is a network of computers and mobile devices connected to each other through a series of routers and speaking common protocols. The way that these routers connect computers and mobile devices across the Internet is through either  IPv4 or IPv6 addresses . Knowing about this technical jargon may seem tasking and irrelevant for most businesses. Why not hire someone with IT knowledge to deal with it instead, right? But there is a growing need for businesses to familiarize themselves with some basic knowledge about and the differences between the different types of IP addresses. Let’s start with the growing problem facing IPv4 then go into detail to why implementing IPv6 to work alongside your current IPv4 for your business now will save you and serve you in the future. IPv4, or Internet Protocol...
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An Introduction to IPv4 and IPv6

The Internet Protocol specifies the technical format of packets and the addressing scheme for workstations to communicate over a data network. The Internet Protocol is designed for use in interconnected systems of packet-switched computer communication networks (see RFC:791 ). IP usually works in combination with the Transmission Control Protocol (TCP), which establishes a virtual connection between a source and a destination or with UDP.  As an analogy, UDP can be thought of as sending a postcard via the postal system. It permits a user to address a packet and drop it in the system/network whereby the user does not have direct contact with the receiver of the message packet. TCP/IP, on the other hand, is more like a bidirectional phone call, where a connection is established the connection between the two hosts so that the two hosts can communicate between...
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