[arin-tech-discuss] New Guide: “Preparing Applications for IPv6”

ARIN info at arin.net
Wed Jul 8 13:08:10 EDT 2015

ARIN is pleased to present "Preparing Applications for IPv6," a software 
developers guide to writing and migrating networked applications for use 
on IPv6 networks. This guide focuses on software application needs when 
making the migration to IPv6, and covers some common assumptions made 
when developing software for an IPv4-only Internet.

This guide is available at:


For years, network engineers and planners have been upgrading routers 
and configuring networks to prepare for the new protocol, but many 
remain unsure whether or not their custom-built applications and 
commercial-off-the-shelf software packages are IPv6-ready. Applications 
are a crucial component of any organization's network health, but can 
still be overlooked when preparing a large network for IPv6 adoption.

With the lack of IPv6 transition information for software developers, we 
feel a guide with a software focus was long overdue. This guide is 
geared specifically toward software architects, software developers, 
software engineers, and computer programmers. We hope it will help you 
gain a more thorough understanding of the changes needed for your 
software to make a smooth transition to IPv6, and arm you with the 
knowledge you need to confront software vendors about their preparedness 
for IPv6.

If you have any questions after reading this guide, just contact us at 
info at arin.net.


Andy Newton
Chief Engineer
American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN)

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