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RBI asks payment operators to shift to IPv6

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has issued a notification to all the payment
system operators to migrate from Internet Protocol IPv4 to the latest version, IPv6.
The apex banking institution said that the government wants the transition to
happen in a planned manner.

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has issued a notification to all the payment
system operators to migrate from Internet Protocol IPv4 to the latest version, IPv6.
The apex banking institution said that the government wants the transition to
happen in a planned manner.

“The Department of Telecommunication (DoT) has
undertaken the initiative of migration from IPv4 to IPv6.They have expressed
that the migration of all payment gateways, banks, financial institutions,
insurance companies, etc, including their websites should be completed at the
earliest,” RBI said in a notification.

RBI has advised the operators to initiate necessary action
by constituting a special team to complete the migration at the earliest and
keep it informed of the progress made by March 30, 2013.

“Since the current version of Internet Protocol (IPv4) has
almost run out of addresses, the broadband revolution will ride on next
generation Internet Protocol (IPv6),” RBI added.

Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) is the latest IP, the
primary communications protocol upon which the entire Internet is built. It is
intended to replace the older IPv4, which is still employed for the vast
majority of Internet traffic as of 2012.

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