Phil DeMar, Network Analysis and Architect Manager for the Core Computing Division, wrote this column. Phil DeMar Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) is the Internet’s next-generation protocol, designed to replace Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4), the version that has been in use since the inception of the Internet. The Core Computing Division has begun to roll out IPv6 support for several basic services. Why are we doing this now? The U.S. federal government has made a commitment to deploy IPv6….