Thursday, July 07, 2011

Task force considers IPv6 protocols for home network needs

The advent of IPv6 and its potential effect on home networking has the Internet Engineering Task Force considering possible new protocols and work-arounds to help the network transition and to eliminate interoperability problems. The task force is considering forming a working group that would map out smooth deployment strategies using IETF standards. 

Source: Network World/IDG News Service

"All the devices in the home will have globally route-able addresses. I don't have to do anything to make those devices accessible to the rest of the Internet," Droms explained. 

"End-to-end communication is both an opportunity and a concern as it enables new applications but also exposes nodes in the internal networks to receipt of unwanted traffic from the Internet," read the proposal to the IESG (Internet Engineering Steering Group), which oversees the IETF.

Currently there are already IP solutions used by the Cable TV industry.
To learn more read about Docsis 3 and MoCA.

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