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Proposed IPv6 Cutover By 2011-01-01 398

IO ERROR writes "An internet-draft published this month calls for an IPv6 transition plan which would require all Internet-facing servers to have IPv6 connectivity on or before January 1, 2011. 'Engineer and author John Curran proposes that migration to IPv6 happen in three stages. The first stage, which would happen between now and the end of 2008, would be a preparatory stage in which organizations would start to run IPv6 servers, though these servers would not be considered by outside parties as production servers. The second stage, which would take place in 2009 and 2010, would require organizations to offer IPv6 for Internet-facing servers, which could be used as production servers by outside parties. Finally, in the third stage, starting in 2011, IPv6 must be in use by public-facing servers.' Then IPv4 can go away."
Software

Submission + - 5 New File-Exchange Services Reviewed (extremetech.com)

mikemuch writes: "Huge email attachments should become a thing of the past if these new online file sharing services take hold. A couple, FileCrunch and YouSendit resemble nothing more than online storage with a sharing component. Microsoft's early beta Windows Live Folders is entering the fray, offering a shared folder metaphor, while Tubes is a file-syncing service from mobile platform developer Adesso Systems that keeps files synchronized on the individual sharers' machines. Pando leverages the BitTorrent protocol, but making it private so you can share media with a chosen network of friends and colleagues rather than the whole world. The services all have free levels for file sizes ranging from 50MB to 1GB."
Bug

Submission + - Apple to disable UPnP IGD over worm concern (theregister.com)

bl8n8r writes: When InfoSec Sellout made wide-mouthed claims of a proof-of-concept worm (Rape.osx) a lot of heated arguments and drama ensued in the Apple community. There have been death threats as well as well as an "accidental" deletion of their blog. There now appears to be a Apple fix in the works to update mDNSresponder to "addresses a vulnerability that can be exploited by an attacker on the local network to gain a denial of service or arbitrary code execution condition."
The Media

Submission + - mininova authors lauch new version of youtube

gerrysteele writes: The authors of mininova have launched a new youtube like video sharing site called http://www.snotr.com/ which one assumes won't quite suffer from the copyright issues of the corporate version. From the FAQ:

Snotr is a source for short and funny or interesting videos. Everyone can submit a video, which will be reviewed by our team. If we accept your video, it will be listed on the front page and other pages.

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