Found: Who is responsible for no more IP addresses

Brian Johnson bjohnson at
Thu Jan 27 10:29:37 CST 2011

I'm a bit torn on this issue. I haven't even heard any other "main-stream" sources say anything on this topic. But Incorrect info is bad too.

I hope the viewers who watched this are getting the gist that "Something wicked this way comes". :)


 - Brian J.

>-----Original Message-----
>From: Owen DeLong [mailto:owen at]
>Sent: Thursday, January 27, 2011 7:49 AM
>To: Nick Hilliard
>Cc: nanog at
>Subject: Re: Found: Who is responsible for no more IP addresses
>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
>>> 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
>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

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