Am I confused about I2?

Discussion in 'Networking & Security' started by Carlosinfl, Feb 18, 2005.

  1. Carlosinfl

    Carlosinfl Loves the juice

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    Is Internet 2 not the same things as IPv6? I thought IPv6 had 128 bit i.p. address schemes.
     
  2. ThomasE66

    ThomasE66 2[H]4U

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    They are two different things. Internet 2 is a super high speed network currently used mostly for academic research. IPv6 is the next generation version of IP, with a virtually inexhaustable range of addresses plus other features.

    http://www.internet2.edu/

    http://www.ipv6.org/
     
  3. Carlosinfl

    Carlosinfl Loves the juice

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    Are we likely to use one over the other? I was told that IPv6 will never become a standard and will eventually be scrapped.
     
  4. Orinthical

    Orinthical [H]ard|Gawd

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    Both projects are far from being scrapped. =) We're implementing IPv6 right now, we've been testing it for about three years now... it's going to become a requirement for us and a necessity for everyone else eventually, considering the need for more and more IP numbers, even with supernetting there simply isn't enough of them with IPv4.

    As for Internet-2, whether it ever becomes public access or not we'll simply have to wait and see. Right now it's solely the domain of acedemic and government systems, but then again so was the original Internet just a few years ago. =)
     
  5. BobSutan

    BobSutan [H]ardForum Junkie

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    Info on IPv6

    430 quintillion addresses per square inch of the Earth :eek:
    A quintillion is a 10 with 18 zeros behind it.

    Related info:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Names_of_large_numbers
     
  6. Malk-a-mite

    Malk-a-mite [H]ard|Gawd

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    As long as we're linking:
    http://www.internet2.edu/about/