Network Address Translation or NAT is a process that allows a private network segment to use a single public IP address for all internal clients, while hiding the client private IP address. There are a number of different ways to achieve this, but we are going to stay away from overly detailed technical discussions of the various options. Instead, we will focus on the fairly standardized outcome of the process. (more…)
In this post we will dive a bit deeper into Internet protocol version 6. This is where things can get a bit confusing, at least that was my experience when trying to figure it out.
I am taking a different tact from many of the articles and videos I have watched on the subject. So, for this post forget everything you know about IPV4. We will focus on IPV6, and I will not be discussing how it is similar or different from IPV4. (more…)
IPV6 addresses have been out there for awhile. They will, at some point in the future, replace IPV4 addresses. However, adoption of IPV6 has been progressing like a slow moving train at a traffic stop. There are a variety of reasons for this that I am not going to get into. The focus of this article is IPV6 from 10,000 feet or what the home user really needs to know about IPV6. (more…)
Internet protocol Version 4 (IPV4) has been around since 1983, back in the ARPANET days. Versions 1 to 3 where mainly used in laboratory testing and never saw wide scale deployment. IPV4 is one of two addressing protocols used on the internet today, the other being IPV6 (subject for another post). (more…)