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IPv6 Will Rescue The Internet
Posted by: Jordi on Saturday, May 29, 2010 - 03:43 PM
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It looks like the internet forecasters were optimistic when they designed the current IP address architecture known as IPv4. They figured 4 billion addresses would be enough. But this was back in the eighties, when practically no one was on the World Wide Web, commercial WiFi applications were practically nonexistent, and smart phones that could surf the internet didn’t exist. Thirty years later, we are scraping the bottom of the IPv4 address barrel. Luckily, the smart guys have been working on this for awhile, with the result that we will soon be connecting to the web via IPv6.
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