Roaring Penguin Software Inc. announced today that CanIt 6.1.0 includes experimental support for IPv6. It can accept and deliver mail via SMTP over IPv6 and perform rule lookups against IPv6 addresses and networks. In addition, all CanIt components can use IPv6 for intra-cluster communication.
IPv6 will become a "must-adopt" technology within Roaring Penguin's key client base of Universities, ISPs and MSPs. Hurricane Electric of Fremont California estimates that in less than 700 days we will have exhausted the available IPv4 central registry Internet addresses. A countdown counter is available at ipv6.he.net/.
IPv6 (ipv6.he.net) is short for "Internet Protocol Version 6". IPv6 is the "next generation" protocol designed by the Internet Engineering Task Force IETF to replace the current version Internet Protocol, IP Version 4 ("IPv4").
IPv6 fixes a number of problems in IPv4, such as the limited number of available IPv4 addresses. It also adds many improvements to IPv4 in areas such as routing and network auto-configuration. IPv6 is expected to gradually replace IPv4, with the two coexisting for a number of years during a transition period.
About Roaring Penguin
Founded in 1999, Roaring Penguin Software Inc. (roaringpenguin.com), specializes in e-mail filtering. The company focuses on fighting spam at the mail server, with the acclaimed CanIt and MIMEDefang product lines. Today, Roaring Penguin develops, deploys and supports its spam- and virus-fighting products for customers that include enterprises, ISPs, Universities, web hosts, and government offices.