Found: Who is responsible for no more IP addresses

Nick Hilliard nick at foobar.org
Thu Jan 27 06:24:13 CST 2011


On 27/01/2011 11:21, Hank Nussbacher wrote:
> "I thought it was an experiment and I thought that 4.3 billion IPv4
> addresses would be enough to do an experiment," Cerf was quoted as saying,
> adding it is his "fault" that "we were running out of the addresses.""

Fortunately, web developers have fixed the problem according to Fox news:

http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2011/01/26/internet-run-ip-addresses-happens-anyones-guess/ 


"Web developers have tried to compensate for this problem by creating IPv6 
-- a system that recognizes six-digit IP addresses rather than four-digit 
ones."

It will be difficult initially, though:

"But IPv6 isn't backwards-compatible with IPv4, meaning that it's not able 
to read most content that operates on an IPv4 system. At best, the user 
experience will be clunky and slow. At worst, instead of a webpage, all 
users will be able to view is a blank page."

I'm glad Fox has cleared all this up for us.

Nick





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