Networking and IPv6

The move to IPv6 has the potential to revolutionise network infrastructure. IPv6 networks provide auto-configuration capabilities. They are simpler, flatter and more manageable, especially for large installations. Networks must be configured manually or with DHCP. IPv4 has had many overlays to handle Internet growth, which demand increasing maintenance efforts.

End-to-end connective integrity. Direct addressing is possible due to vast address space - the need for network address translation devices is effectively eliminated. With all these benefits, what are the pitfalls, and how does a large enterprise migrate?

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