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Inevitably, all broadband providers will need to support IPv6. Most regional Internet registries (RIRs) have already run out of IPv4 addresses and resources are limited worldwide. How can you plan for a painless transition? This document aims to set out the basic steps involved in planning for IPv6 on your network, and what to consider to plan routing for IPv6. Continue Reading
ISPs have been performing device provisioning in the IPv4 world using DHCPv4 for many years. With the advent of IPv6, and DHCPv6 now being deployed on networks, many of the concerns about DHCPv6 provisioning mirror those from DHCPv4. This document aims to map the provisioning details of DHCPv4 into the DHCPv6 world. Continue Reading
Your subscribers are now spending more time accessing real-time entertainment online than anything else. In fact, more than 63% of the online data accessed is some form of real-time entertainment — Netflix alone accounts for over half of that.
Every day, different forms of configuration information passes between devices via a number of different mechanisms and protocols, and it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the multiple protocols that govern this communication exchange. In networking, the main forms of configuration data transfers occur using DHCPv4 options, DHCPv6 options, and Type/Length/Value (TLV) objects, the latter of which is usually passed through a downloaded configuration file. Administrators and technical staff working in networking environments need to understand these terms and it’s useful to have a quick reference guide to translate this technical information into plain English.