Under fire from its customers in the higher education market, Apple has proposed creating a new industry standard that would fix problems with its Bonjour zero configuration networking technology that is causing scalability and security problems on campus networks.
The much-hyped World IPv6 Launch Day event on Wednesday resulted in a rise in IPv6 traffic -- including Web and email -- to a new peak.
IPv6 will go fully live on June 6. That's the date when 50-plus access networks and more than 2500 websites -- including Google, YouTube, Facebook, and Yahoo -- will turn on a permanent upgrade to the Internet's main communication protocol.
Apple's controversial decision not to support IPv6 on Version 6.0 of AirPort Utility is the latest example of a broader problem plaguing the next-gen Internet protocol.
Apple came under fire for back-pedaling on its support for IPv6, the next-generation Internet Protocol, at a gathering of experts held in Denver this week.
Several of the world's largest ISPs and websites have committed to permanently enabling IPv6 on their products.
A new era of Web site naming begins Thursday, when Internet policymakers start accepting applications for hundreds -- perhaps thousands -- of new domain name extensions.