Arbor study: IPv6 traffic just a trickle

Arbor Networks has a new study out on the emerging IPv6 protocol that says adoption of the next-generation protocol has been painfully little thus far. The network security and deep packet inspection vendor, which releases closely-watched annual reviews of network attack trends, produced the study along with the University of Michigan and about 100 ISPs and content companies. It suggested that IPv6 adoption is growing, but currently amounts to only a tiny fraction of 1% of Internet traffic.

Though IPv4 addresses are running out, and the shortage was supposed to drive IPv6 adoption, companies might resort to trading unused IPv4 addresses on a black market, rather than paying for the expensive upgrade to support IPv6.

For more:
- read this report at Network World

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