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APNIC 54 Conference Recap

APNIC 54 Conference Recap

The APNIC 54 Conference was held in Singapore from September 13th-15th, 2022. This conference brought together incredible speakers and the technical community to share ideas and experiences both in-person as well as virtually. If you weren’t able to attend, we’ve got...

Podcast Recap-IPv6 Buzz: IPv6 in the Asia Pacific Region

Podcast Recap-IPv6 Buzz: IPv6 in the Asia Pacific Region

With the increasing global adoption of IPv6, does that present the Asia Pacific Region economies with an opportunity to create substantial value for the global network? In this episode of IPv6 Buzz: IPv6 in the Asia Pacific Region, Ed Horley and Tom Coffeen are joined...

Podcast Summary- IPv6 for Redundancy When IPv4 Fails

Podcast Summary- IPv6 for Redundancy When IPv4 Fails

When something fails, it's only natural to seek a workaround. A plan b. A solution. In this episode of Packet Pushers-IPv6 Buzz 104, Tom Coffeen, Scott Hogg, and Ed Horley talk about how you can use IPv6 to get around IPv4 failures and how that might play out in your...

IPv6 Adoption: Top 10 Countries (Updated post)

IPv6 Adoption: Top 10 Countries (Updated post)

We have compiled a list of the top ten countries that have adopted IPv6 as of 2022. In this post, we’ll cover some highlights, metrics, and updates on where these top countries currently stand today. However, before we get into it, let's first discuss why IPv6 is...

Podcast Summary-The Problem With IPv4 Thinking

Podcast Summary-The Problem With IPv4 Thinking

After years(decades?) of being programmed to work with IPv4, there are telltale signs that you might have fallen victim to a dangerous syndrome called “IPv4 thinking.” Thankfully, not only are there tests to assess if you have this syndrome, but there is a popular...

Podcast Summary: Innovating with IPv6

Podcast Summary: Innovating with IPv6

There are unique characteristics of IPv6 that network operators might not be thinking about. Are you making that mistake? In this episode of Packet Pushers-IPv6 Buzz 101, Tom Coffeen, Scott Hogg, and Ed Horley not only talk about IPv6 innovations, but specific...

Understanding the IPv6 Troubleshooting Process

Understanding the IPv6 Troubleshooting Process

In this episode of Packet Pushers- IPv6 Buzz 098, hosted by, Tom Coffeen, Scott Hogg, and Ed Horley we take a deeper look into the IPv6 troubleshooting process. Since troubleshooting is an essential function in all areas of tech we have to keep in mind that even the...

IPv6 Compression Rules: All You Need to Know but Were Afraid to Ask

IPv6 Compression Rules: All You Need to Know but Were Afraid to Ask

For years, the internet and the devices that connect to it have steadily been working toward IPv6 from the previous version of the internet protocol, IPv4. As the world was quickly running out of IP address options due to the proliferation of digital devices, it...

TCP vs UDP

TCP vs UDP

TCP vs UDP Getting computers to talk to each other is a crucial element to productivity. The days of yore brought us “sneakernet” and set the stage for the internet technology stack that we know and tolerate today. The reliability of inter and intra-system...

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