• Why Your DNS Infrastructure Should Support Dual-Protocol

    Scott Hogg  |  August 8, 2018
    In this installment of the Infoblox IPv6 Center of Excellence (COE) blog series, we will examine why organizations should make their public authoritative nameservers communicate using both IPv4 and IPv6.  This has been the advice of... Read more
  • World IPv6 Launch: Six Years Later

    Scott Hogg  |  June 7, 2018
    June 6, 2018 marks the 6-year anniversary of what is known as World IPv6 Launch.  This event, which was coordinated by the Internet Society (ISOC), took place on June 6, 2012. On that date, many of the large content providers permanently... Read more
  • How I Learned to Stop Worrying About IPv4’s Limitation and Love IPv6

    Scott Hogg  |  November 7, 2017
    If you remember back before the Internet was a “thing,” first of all don’t tell anyone – you’ll really date yourself. Seriously, for those of us who witnessed the birth of the “World Wide Web” and the phenomenal growth of the... Read more
  • Setting Up An IPv6 Lab At Home

    Scott Hogg  |  March 14, 2016
    Training is typically one of the early phases of an IPv6 adoption project. Everyone learning a new technology has to start somewhere and that typically means cracking open a book on the topic or leveraging an Internet search. Virtually all... Read more
  • Identifying Vulnerabilities in Software Defined Networking (SDN) Layers

    Scott Hogg  |  November 5, 2014
    Software Defined Networking (SDN) is a new way of providing virtualized networking. As with any new technology, potential security vulnerabilities need to be anticipated and addressed as much as possible. Of course, we can only try to... Read more
  • Accounting for Differences between DHCPv6 and DHCP

    Scott Hogg  |  October 21, 2014
    Much has been said regarding the sometimes-subtle, sometimes-obvious ways that “shiny new” IPv6 is different from the “legacy” IPv4 protocol. One subtle example is how IPv6 uses ICMPv6 for the Neighbor Discovery Protocol (NDP)... Read more
  • How OpenStack Works with IPv6

    Scott Hogg  |  August 20, 2014
    You can’t go anywhere these days without hearing about cloud-based services. Even novice Internet users who are not tech-savvy now refer to the Internet as “the Cloud.” These people are not the least bit familiar with the IT... Read more
  • Make Your Product Dual Protocol, or Pay the Consequences Later

    Scott Hogg  |  July 24, 2014
    Lately the IPv6 community has been witnessing a disturbing trend. Brand new networked products are being introduced to the market without IPv6 capabilities. Undoubtedly, these companies intend for their products to remain relevant for the... Read more
  • Securely Enabling ICMPv6 Router Advertisements on Your IPv6 Network

    Scott Hogg  |  June 17, 2014
    When a dual-protocol host joins a network, it sends an ICMPv6 (type 133) Router Solicitation (RS) message to inquire about the local IPv6-capable router on the network. The local router is tuned into the ff02::2 (all-router’s multicast... Read more