DISA certifies Red Hat OS for IPv6

The Defense Information Systems Agency has certified the Red Hat
Enterprise Linux (RHEL) operating system as being ready for
swapping Internet Protocol version 6 packets with other Defense
Department servers, Red Hat announced this week.

The software meets the requirements of the IPv6 Master Test
Plan, a program initiated by DOD's Office of the Chief Information
Officer, as well as by the Chief Assistant Secretary of Defense for
Networks and Information Integration.

The Joint Interoperability Test Command (JITC) assessed RHEL
version 5.2 against the criteria for certification. The software
will be placed on JITC's UnifiedCapabilities Approved Products List, both in the roles of
workstation and server. The certification assures that this product
can communicate with others using IPv6.

The Defense Department has mandated that all the services move
their networks to IPv6.

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Joab Jackson is the senior technology editor for Government Computer News.

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