IPV6 Explained

What is IPV6 and Why You Should Care

I remember debating which protocol would dominate networking.  Would IBM embrace IP over their SNA and Token Ring?  Was Netware, then the dominate network system, going to support IP?  Was Banyan Vines going to become more popular outside of certain government networks?  Would ATM make the WAN and LAN distinction irrelevant?

That there would be an IPV6 wasn’t even in our imagination. When IBM selected IP, the die was cast.  And when the Internet became public, on April 30, 1993, the protocol debate was settled. Read more