Are WEB 2.0 & IPV4 at war with WEB 3.0 & IPV6 is a question that has come up recently amongst some MSPs. Most of us understand we have run out of IPv4 addresses. This is nothing new, but has this started to come to the forefront for some businesses and their remote staff? That is a question that we need to analyze. But how did we get this far?
Not understanding the differences between these terms could be challenging for the future as well. So, we have put together a quick explanation of these terms.
Web 2.0, term devised to differentiate the post-dotcom bubble World Wide Web with its emphasis on social networking, content generated by users, and cloud computing from that which came before.
The Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4) is a protocol for use on packet-switched Link Layer networks (e.g., Ethernet). IPv4 provides an addressing capability of approximately 4.3 billion addresses. The Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) is more advanced and has better features compared to IPv4.
Web 3.0, also known as the third-generation internet, is the next evolution of the World Wide Web. It provides a data-driven Semantic Web employing a machine-based understanding of data with the objective of developing a more intelligent and connected web experience for users
The primary function of IPv6 is to allow for more unique TCP/IP address identifiers to be created now that we have ran out of the 4.3 billion created with IPv4. This is one of the main reasons why IPv6 is such an important innovation for the Internet of Things (IoT).
Here is a simple explanation of IPV4 and IPV6
This transition is a necessity for the future and if you have been paying attention it has been happening. Some customers have been stating they have not been receiving an IPV4 address from their respective ISPs but state they have a newly validated IPV6 address. The IPV4 address has been reclaimed and they have started to migrate to the IPV6 address.
IPV6 is also more secure in the idea that it is a complex address and unique to a device. WEB3 will utilize IPV6 once it is a fully functional platform
Some major companies, such as Google, have begun to reply to ICMP request with IPV6 responses This is a big indicator that they are aware of how many devices are on their networks and want to be able to support their clients and transactions. These companies have the resources to get up to speed and adapt with the ever-changing technologies.
Have a Technology Consultation with someone who can enable you business for this transition.
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