SOURCE: Rocky Mountain Windows Technology User Group

September 07, 2007 13:01 ET

RMWTUG to Demonstrate IPv6 at September 2007 Meetings

DENVER, CO and COLORADO SPRINGS, CO--(Marketwire - September 7, 2007) - The Rocky Mountain Windows Technology User Group (RMWTUG) is planning to demonstrate the use of IPv6 at its September 2007 meetings in Denver and Colorado Springs. The meetings will include an IPv6 technology overview and the demonstration will include Microsoft Windows Vista and Microsoft Windows XP in an IPv6 network.

IPv6 is short for "Internet Protocol Version 6." IPv6 is the next generation protocol designed by the IETF to replace the current version Internet Protocol, IP Version 4 ("IPv4"). Various sources project that all the IPv4 addresses will be exhausted in the next three to five years. IPv6 corrects a number of problems in IPv4, such as the limited number of available IPv4 addresses. The US Federal government agencies are expected to upgrade their network backbones to support IPv6 by June 2008. Major IPv6 efforts are also underway in Europe, Japan, and elsewhere.

The presenter will be Scott Hogg, Director of Advanced Technology Services at Global Technology Resources (www.gtri.com). Scott Hogg has been a network computing consultant for more than 15 years and is currently the Chair of the Rocky Mountain IPv6 Task Force.

"We are happy to lend our support to the RMWTUG and help contribute to the advancement of IPv6 as a network technology," commented GTRI Director of Advanced Technology Services, Scott Hogg. "I am excited to share my knowledge and passion for IPv6. We are encouraged by the fact that there are so many people interested in IPv6 in this region and we want to be part of the growing IPv6 community."

"Because IPv6 is installed and enabled by default in Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008, and can be enabled in Windows XP and Windows Server 2003, this is an important technology for the future," said RMWTUG Denver Vice-President Dennis Martin. "We are delighted to demonstrate IPv6 to our user group and the community."

The Denver meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, September 18 at 7:00 p.m. The Colorado Springs meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, September 19 at 7:00 p.m. These meetings are free and open to the public. Complete meeting details are available on the RMWTUG website.

About RMWTUG

The Rocky Mountain Windows Technology User Group was founded in Denver in June 1994 and is for administrators and professional users of Microsoft Windows Server and related technologies. The RMWTUG has chapters in Denver and Colorado Springs. The RMWTUG website is www.rmwtug.org.

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Contact Information

  • Contacts:
    Dennis Martin
    RMWTUG Denver
    Vice-President
    (303) 940-7575