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 Jan 17, 2005 - 12:00 PM - by Michael
* The Coming IPv6

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Techworld looks at something that's been "coming soon" forever: IPv6 and its upgraded security features.

The original design of IP wasn't intended for many of today's Internet uses. The fathers of the Internet couldn't foresee today's Wi-Fi user at the local coffee shop, for example, conducting a secure transaction over a Web browser.

Most security precautions were ignored in the development of IPv4, and they have continued to be a challenge for application developers since then. The IPsec security protocol was an afterthought, and Network Address Translation (NAT), which has been widely deployed to solve the address-depletion problem and for perceived security benefits, makes true end-to-end, secure applications difficult to deploy.

In IPv6, however, IPsec support is mandated, allowing devices to securely authenticate remote nodes and encrypt communication with them.

In addition, NAT is eliminated in IPv6, allowing all nodes to communicate with one another using globally routable addresses. Since IPv6 offers almost infinite address space, NAT isn't needed. This brings back the end-to-end nature for which the Internet was designed in the first place. Other features built into IPv6 help to augment security, such as autoconfiguration, quality of service (QoS) and mobility. These security features help to create a new business model - one of secure, end-to-end communications between almost any types of device, fixed or mobile.


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