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Much like a telephone number our IP addresses identify us on the Internet. At this time IP addresses are classified as IPv4 but as web users have increased those numbers are running out. On Monday Rogers in Canada is taking part in World IPv6 Day.Major web companies around the world will enable IPv6 on their main websites for 24 hours on June 8. This is a test to help the industry prepare for a global deployment of the new protocol. It is hoped that the one day test will identify and resolve any unexpected issues before it becomes the standard.

Chances are the day will not affect us on a personal basis. There may however be some rare connectivity issues temporarily. This process has been in the works for 2 years. For most users there is no need to make any changes. To make sure that your computer is up-to-date Rogers has a site to check the readiness of your computer prior to the event.

Editor's Note: Cross post from Digital Journal




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