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Test and Measurement: IoT, SDN drive new IPv6 testing at UNH-IOL

July 13, 2018 / Kelly Hill

The move to Internet Protocol Version 6 addresses has been underway for a number of years, as the world exhausted the supply of IPv4 internet addresses. The momentum in software-defined networking and the internet of things is driving faster adoption of IPv6 and the need for testing of devices to ensure that they can be successfully deployed in IPv6 environments, according to Tim Winters, the University of New Hampshire InterOperability Lab’s senior executive for software and IP networking. UNH-IOL announced this week that it has expanded its IPv6 testing capabilities to meet requirements in the updated USGv6 profile, which is the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s compliance  test program for IPv6. The revised profile is updated for the latest IPv6 standards, according to UNH-IOL, including testing in IPv6-only environments, testing IPv6 applications and services, and “providing a streamlined platform for other organizations and governments to util...