[Wiltshire] IPV6

Robert Longbottom RobertCL at iname.com
Wed Mar 9 17:55:52 UTC 2011

On 08/03/2011 12:15, John Carlyle-Clarke wrote:
> On 08/03/11 12:08, Robert Longbottom wrote:
>> What about things like domestic switches?  I have a 5 port and an 8 port
>> Netgear gigabit switches?  Does these already understand IPV6? Can you
>> upgrade the firmware on them, or will I end up throwing them away.  Do
>> switches like that even care about IPV4 vs IPV6?
> Hi Robert-
> Switches are Layer 2 devices normally, so are unaware of IP.  Some of 
> them have a management interface (usually HTTP) so that may be an 
> issue, but since that only needs to be accessed locally the fact that 
> it may be IPv4 only shouldn't pose an issue.
> John
Well thats nice to know anyway :-)
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