Enabling and Disabling Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6) on PCs



The University has begun enabling support for Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6), which is one of two versions of the Internet Protocol that is used to carry internet traffic. Every device that is connected to a network and uses the Internet Protocol for communication acquires a unique number known as an IP address.   

The number of available IPv4 addresses will soon be exhausted. In many parts of the world, they have already been exhausted.

IPv6 solves the shortage of IP addresses. The length of an IPv6 address is 128 bits (allowing for approximately 340 trillion trillion trillion addresses) compared to 32 bits in IPv4 (allowing for about 4.3 billion unique addresses).

Most internet traffic today uses IPv4. However, IPv6 internet traffic is growing rapidly. All key components of the University network infrastructure support both IPv4 and IPv6 traffic.



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