World IPv6 Day

Mark Townsley townsley at
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> 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?
> IPv4.
> 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,

- Mark

> Regards,
> Mark.

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