IPv6 0611While IPv6, the latest internet protocol, has been an approved standard for more than a decade, and internet experts have been warning about the sharp decrease in available IPv4 addresses, it languishes as an unappreciated and under-used protocol - a solution waiting for the problem to be acknowledged. The move to IPv6 will alleviate some network management issues and it will enable IP addresses to be assigned automatically to any new device with virtually no fear of duplicating that address. Yet, owing to the lack of dire consequences and the potential high cost of migration, many companies are sitting tight on their legacy network infrastructure.