World IPv6 Day
townsley at cisco.com
Sat Jan 22 04:56:49 CST 2011
On 1/12/11 10:23 PM, Mark Smith wrote:
> On Wed, 12 Jan 2011 11:10:03 -0800
> Randy Bush <randy at psg.com> wrote:
>> > the first global-scale trial of IPv6, the long-anticipated upgrade to
>> > the Internet's main communications protocol known as IPv4.
>> this phrasing is both amusing and deeply sad. amusing because many folk
>> have been running ipv6 globaly for over a decade. deeply sad because
>> this is taken to be shiny and new as we approach the end of the iana
>> ipv4 free pool. what have people been smoking?
> Every now and then it is worth remembering that IPv4 was a protocol
> that was designed for a small experimental network that managed to
> escape into production. How long it has been usable is actually quite
> remarkable, and has only been achieved through a series of neat hacks
> like classes, subnets and CIDR.
And NAPT, and VPNs, and short IP leases, and...
FWIW, Cisco's jumping in with Google, FB, et. al.
Have a nice weekend,
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