Found: Who is responsible for no more IP addresses

Owen DeLong owen at
Thu Jan 27 07:49:19 CST 2011

On Jan 27, 2011, at 4:24 AM, 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:
> "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."
Consider the source... Fox -- All the news that's fit to misquote. (or something like that).

Those guys never get anything technical or political right.*

> 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.


*In order for Fox to sue me for libel, they first have to prove my statement is false.

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