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Post IPv6 Mandate Resulted in No Significant Increase in IPv6 Traffic

A three-year-old mandate for IPv6 usage, put into place by the White House's Office of Management and Budget, went into effect June 30 — an order requiring all U.S. government agencies to have the ability to transmit IPv6.

But passing of the deadline doesn't mean that U.S. government agencies have actually begun using IPv6 for transit, reports Sean Michael Kerner of InternetNews. In fact, even with experts predicting that the current IPv4 Internet addressing scheme will be exhausted by 2010, the vast majority of all traffic in the U.S. remains IPv4.

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But the point wasn't to get agencies running dual-stack IPv6 *today*... By John Curran  –  Jul 14, 2008 12:29 pm PDT

The OMB mandate created circumstances whereby agencies would not be purchasing equipment for their network backbones that was incapable of running IPv6 at the point in the future that proves necessary.

So, from that perspective, it's a wild success.

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