EDA goes IPv6

The School of Engineering and Digital Arts has become the first School at the University of Kent to enable IPv6 on its network and website which is now running “dual-stacked”.On 3rd February 2011, IANA announced that the last remaining IPv4 address blocks had been assigned to the Regional Internet Registries (RIRs). It is anticipated that the first RIR will run out of IPv4 addresses completely around October/November 2011. At this time, there will be a need for a large scale migration to the next generation internet protocol – IPv6.The School of Engineering and Digital Arts is pleased to have worked closely with the University Information Services team to enable IPv6 on across the core of the University network, allowing deployment of the procotol widely within EDA.The School is one of only two Higher Education units listed on the IPv6 Forum accredited websites list for the UK at the time of writing.This work puts the School in an excellent position ahead of World IPv6 Day on 8th June 2011 and underlines the School’s commitment to embracing new technologies and moving forward swiftly to embrace them.