A number of readers have written in with stories related to today’s permanent rollout of IPv6 by several major organizations. From the looks of it, for the 1% or so of end users with IPv6 support, everything is going smoothly. For those not so lucky to have IPv6 already, an anonymous reader writes with (mostly) good news: 60% of ISPs intend to enable IPv6 by the end of 2012. For business users, darthcamaro provides some words of caution: “…the Chief Security Officer of VeriSign doesn’t think IPv6 should be turned on by a whole lot of people. The problem is network security devices in many cases don’t scan IPv6. So if you turn IPv6 on, you’re screwed.
‘If you don’t have that visibility into IPv6, you should probably consider explicitly disabling IPv6 on your systems until you can take a very concerted approach to enabling IPv6 in a secure manner,’ McPherson said.”
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