Ipv6 Analysis

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In writing, everyone has their own quirks, their own way of doing things, and their own style in how they do it. The beginning of my process is interesting in that it is something I do on purpose that others may try not to do. To me, procrastination is key. While an assignment may be due in a weeks ' time, being aware of my own capabilities, it is put off until the last moment. During that time I may give it a passing thought, but nothing more. This is not because I am not taking the assignment seriously, but because it would not feel genuine. To me I am what I am in the moment. Similar to who a person is each day. They will always have the same name and do generally the same things, but they are never the same from one day to the next.
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In the article “The Rise Of Ipv6” the author Panayotis Yannakogeorgos shares his opinion on the importance of making the transition from IPv4 to IPv6 a priority for the Air Force. He also shares his thoughts on the benefits and challenges the transition provides. That such a transition, from one invisible unglamorous technology to another like it, should be a top priority regardless of how it is perceived.
To begin, it helps to know what IPv4 or IPv6 is and why they differences matter. Originally, the Department of Defense researched and developed some of the core principles that gave birth to the internet as it is known today. In the beginning it was called the Advanced Research Projects Agency Network or ARPANET. When the ARPANET transitioned to the internet, “from network control protocol (NCP) to TCP/IP” (Yannakogeorgos 105). TCP and IP are separate protocols used in conjunction,“to connect with other computers on the Internet or other networks” (Yannakogeorgos 107), with the Internet Protocol version four or IPv4 being what is currently in wide use. An IPv4 or IPv6 address is a unique address or name that devices use while accessing the
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This underlying and overarching theme is made with some of Yannakogeorgos 's beginning statements, “Too often overlooked are the invisible transmission control protocol (TCP) / Internet protocol (IP) networking protocols that revolutionized the military and the world by changing how humans exchange and use information” (104). The word Yannakogeorgos used “invisible” describes the protocol perfectly. It is something you only notice if it was not working. If that were to ever happen, it would no longer be taken for granted, but seen as one of the foundations on how society functions in the modern

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