This week I've been out in Denver attending the annual IPv6 Summit put on by the Rocky Mountain IPv6 Task Force. It was a fantastic conference and the fact that it's free is almost too good to be true.

I first got interested in this particular conference because two of the speakers are old buddies of mine from my days back at INS. Scott Hogg and Jeff Doyle are two of the sharpest people I've ever met and really know their stuff when it comes to IPv6. The content at the show was great but the best part was the collaboration that took place during the breaks and lunches.

There were several great presentations - Scott's presentation on IPv6 Security and Jeff's "stories from the field" about deploying IPv6 were awesome. My favorite was Stan Barber's talk on "Daily Living with IPv6" where he talked about the advantages and challenges of using IPv6 at home.  It got me so fired up that I have decided to convert to IPv6 at home. I don't expect any problems with my hosts as they're all XP and/or Leopard but I do have some appliances (AppleTV, iPhones, DVRs, game consoles, etc) that may prove to be challenging.

So, in a nutshell, yeah, I'm drinking the Kool-Aid. As a matter of fact you can call me the Kool-Aid Man. IPv6 is cool, it's easy, and it's on its way. If you're running any IPv6 stuff in your lab you can visit SolarWinds.com to download the latest Engineer's Toolset as it natively supports IPv6 today.


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Josh
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