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IPv6 and the Future Internet

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The Internet has experienced tremendous success since its initial widespread commercial adoption in the 1990s. Such Internet success has ultimately led to the exhaustion of available IP addresses for Internet communications. The only solution to support continued Internet growth is IPv6. This chapter presents the set of sample applications that is merely scratching the surface in terms of applications and opportunities for better living in an increasingly networked world. As with every benefit, there are caveats, but as technology continues to press on with smaller, cheaper, more-integrated, and most of all, IPv6-networked, devices, access to information will rise to unprecedented levels and effective management application software will be needed for analysis, reporting, and alerting as needed.