Thursday, July 7, 2011

IETF mulls IPv6 for home networking

I was wondering when this was going to be addressed.


The proposed IETF Homenet group would select protocols for use in tomorrow's home networks

By Joab Jackson, IDG News Service
July 06, 2011 05:31 PM ET

The Internet Engineering Task Force is considering establishing a working group to smooth some of the impending issues around setting up and maintaining IPv6-based Internet connections into homes.

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"A collection of protocols needs to be agreed upon, so vendors of equipment used in home networks will have an interoperable suite of protocols available," said Ralph Droms, a distinguished engineer for Cisco and among those who want to form the IETF working group.

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Click here for the IESG (Internet Engineering Steering Group) proposal.

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