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Migrating to IPv6

Posted July 12, 2014 12:00 AM by Engineering360 eNewsletter

As manufacturers assign unique IP addresses to an increasing number of automation devices, pressure to transition industrial control networks to IPv6 grows. This version of the Internet protocol not only offers a bigger address space but also provides more efficient routing and packet processing, support for new services, and built-in security, a critical feature since the appearance of stuxnet. For those ready to make the changeover, The Industrial Ethernet Book maps out a three-stage migration strategy that will enable manufacturers to implement the protocol with minimal financial impact and operational disruption.


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