RAD University, the popular on-line computer networking and communications information source sponsored by RAD Data Communications, has now posted a new series of tutorial projects on Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6).

IPv6, the "next generation IP," solves the acute problem of limited address space presented by the existing IP version 4 by constructing IP addresses from 128 bits instead of 32 bits, an innovation that increases available address space by 2 to the 96th power. IPv6 also solves several other problems associated with IP version 4, such as router table explosion and fragmentation, by offering improved performance and efficiency of communication.

The tutorials available through RAD University are projects prepared by students in courses that have been taught at Tel Aviv University, Hadassah College of Technology, and the Technion Israel Institute of Technology, by Dr. Debby Koren, RAD University’s "dean." The goals of these projects include familiarizing students with applications of computer networking in the "real world."

"RAD is proud of its cooperation with the universities in helping to prepare the future engineers and computer scientists for our industry," Dr. Koren states. "Unfortunately, much of the information currently available on-line on IPv6 is not particularly user-friendly," she notes. "RAD University is privileged to be among the first on-line resources to present IPv6 in terms that are clear and understandable to everyone and anyone who seeks to learn more about the continuing development of Internet technology."

RAD Data Communications is now studying the incorporation of IPv6 into its product line.