IPv6 Addressing

IPv6 is the Internet Protocol version designed to succeed IPv4 addresses. This succession solves the exhaustion of IPv4 addresses that is present in many locations worldwide. IPv6 addresses are longer (128 bits versus 32 bits), allowing the addressing of many more devices on the Internet than is possible with IPv4.

MSU has production-ready static IPv6 network addresses available on the main campus. IPv6 addressing is enabled upon request, they are not automatically deployed.

MSU IT expects to run both IPv4 and IPv6 for an extended time.

For more information, please read IPv6 and the MSU Network.