It’s coming….How will IPv6 affect you?Posted: August 26, 2013
Griffith prepares for vital switchover to IPv6
The Internet has been growing substantially over the past decade. The ability to connect to the Internet is extremely important, especially with the widespread use of devices such as iPhones, tablets and laptops.
The Internet Protocol (IP) is the method by which data is transmitted from one device to another on the Internet. Currently every device has a unique IP address in version 4 (IPv4). However with the high Internet growth, IPv4 addresses are running out and a new version of addressing is being adopted, IPv6.
Griffith University is preparing to adopt IPv6 with the IPv6 Review Project. As part of the project, Information Services is currently conducting an audit of all IT infrastructure, systems and applications and preparing a transition plan.
Using IPv6 will provide Griffith with 79 million addresses. IPv6 will increase efficiency and greater capacity for Internet-connected mobile phones, Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) telephony and other network services.
How Will IPv6 Affect Me? To most of the Griffith community, the changes will not be noticeable. As Griffith provides more services in IPv6, your devices (i.e. smart phones, laptops, tablets) will automatically use the best one available to you. Most people will not notice the difference between the way your computer transmits data on the Internet. For Griffith IT infrastructure and service providers, new implementations will require IPv6 accessibility. Please refer to the IPv6 Griffith Guidelines for further details.