Found: Who is responsible for no more IP addresses

Hank Nussbacher hank at efes.iucc.ac.il
Thu Jan 27 06:50:24 CST 2011


At 12:24 27/01/2011 +0000, Nick Hilliard wrote:
>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.

I guess they are hiring TSA rejects.  No other way to explain the cluelessness

  :-)

-Hank


>Nick





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