Rate of growth on IPv6 not fast enough?

Florian Weimer fw at deneb.enyo.de
Mon Apr 19 08:50:41 CDT 2010


* Patrick W. Gilmore:

>> I'm not so sure.  Name-based virtual hosting for plain HTTP was
>> introduced when Windows NT 4.0 was still in wide use.  It originally
>> came with Internet Explorer 2.0, which did not send the Host: header
>> in HTTP requests.
>
> NT4 was never heavily adopted by users.

It was fairly popular on corporate desktops, until 2005 or so.  You
really don't want to know details.

> Also, not nearly as many billions were being sold on e-commerce
> sites.

We're talking pretty much recent history here, closer to 2005 than to
2000.  Here are some statistics from a popular IT web site in Germany,
from mid-2006:

<http://www.heise.de/newsticker/meldung/Mozilla-Firefox-gewinnt-wieder-Marktanteile-140479.html>

They report a 2.5% market share.  Of course, these clients weren't
running Internet Explorer 2.0 anymore, and this offers a clue what
will happen if SNI is a desirable feature in browsers. 8-)




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