The Internet is in the process of undergoing a complete replacement of a core piece of its infrastructure – the IP addresses we have used since its inception are running out. The conversion from IPv4 to IPv6 will touch every corner of the Internet, and I’ve written quite a bit about the challenges this transition presents for the messaging community (more…)

A handful of articles in the British tech press earlier this week attracted a lot of attention in the email anti-abuse community because of issues raised about IPv6 potentially obsoleting certain spam-blocking techniques (see: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/03/08/ipv6_spam_filtering_headache/). While caution is warranted in the transition to IPv6, there’s no reason to panic. (more…)