Put simply, the memo gives a timetable for moving the US Federal government to using native IPv6 for all public-facing web and Internet sites. The end of Financial Year 2012 is the deadline for that. Thereâ€™s also a deadline of end of FY 2014 for all internal client apps to support IPv6.
Here at Texas Imperial Software, weâ€™ve provided basic support for IPv6 in WFTPD and WFTPD Pro for some time.
Because of a lack of significant expressed customer interest, weâ€™ve basically kept the IPv6 support out of the interface, despite a personal interest on my part in supporting IPv6. Now itâ€™s time to change that and bring IPv6 in as an equal platform, rather than hiding it in the background.
Weâ€™re looking for beta testers for this IPv6 support. Drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are able to test out an IPv6-capable FTP server. Priority is given to registered users, but if you can test out WFTPD or WFTPD Pro, on a native IPv6 network, weâ€™d love to hear from you.
You donâ€™t have to be associated with a government, or even enterprise, just interested, capable, and ready to give your feedback.