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What is IPv6
Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) is the next-generation Internet Protocol version designated as the successor to version 4. IPv4, the first implementation used in the Internet and still in dominant use currently. It is an Internet Layer protocol for packet-switched internetworks. The main driving force for the redesign of Internet Protocol was the foreseeable IPv4 address exhaustion. IPv6 was defined in December 1998 by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) with the publication of an Internet standard specification, RFC 2460.
IPv6 has a much larger address space than IPv4. This results from the use of a 128-bit address, whereas IPv4 uses only 32 bits. The new address space thus supports 2128 (about 3.41038) addresses. This expansion provides flexibility in allocating addresses and routing traffic and eliminates the primary need for network address translation (NAT), which gained widespread deployment as an effort to alleviate IPv4 address exhaustion. 
 
IPv4 Exhaustion
Estimates of the time frame until complete exhaustion of IPv4 addresses used to vary widely. In 2003, Paul Wilson (director of APNIC) stated that, based on then-current rates of deployment, the available space would last for one or two decades.In September 2005 a report by Cisco Systems suggested that the pool of available addresses would dry up in as little as 4 to 5 years. As of May 2009, a daily updated report projected that the IANA pool of unallocated addresses would be exhausted in June 2011, with the various Regional Internet Registries using up their allocations from IANA in March 2012. There is now consensus among Regional Internet Registries that final milestones of the exhaustion process will be passed in 2010 or 2011 at the latest, and a policy process has started for the end-game and post-exhaustion era.
 

Indonesia IPv6 Task Force support for IPv6

Native IPv6 connectivity is available for both direct connection customers and colocation customers. APJII also provides a free IPv6 tunnel broker via Indonesia IPv6 Task Force which allows users to experiment and research with IPv6 by tunneling over the existing IPv4 Internet. Indonesia IPv6 Task Force tunnel broker is available for use by anybody.
 

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