Like the street address for your home, a network address identifies your computer on the internet
All devices connecting to the Internet must have unique network addresses; it's the way the network knows your computer from someone else's, or your website from another. Internet Protocol (IP) is the communication method by which data is sent from one address to another. The University manages network addresses with Domain Name Service (DNS), and DHCP Configuration.
To manage the network addresses for your department, you need:
The University of Minnesota (UofM) strategy for IPv6 deployment is "dual stack," meaning that IPv4 and IPv6 co-exist on the same device. We will want feature parity between IPv6 and IPv4 connected services, so the...
Communication between computers on the Internet is made possible through the exchange of packets of digital information in a system dictated by Internet Protocols.
IPv6 is a type of IP address that utilizes a 128-bit network address, allowing for a nearly infinite amount of unique addresses. The standard for IPv6 was created in December of 1998 and finally became a recognized...
Learn an overview of the history and use of this technology at the University.