Found: Who is responsible for no more IP addresses

david raistrick drais at icantclick.org
Thu Jan 27 13:43:37 CST 2011


here's the original quote (which a friend had pasted to me):

"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."




On Thu, 27 Jan 2011, david raistrick wrote:

> On Thu, 27 Jan 2011, Jay Ashworth wrote:
>
>> Fox didn't screw up, for a change, and Vint's quote appears in many
>> other news sources.  Apparently, I'm the only one on Nanog who knows
>> about this new thing called The Google.  :-)
>
> Fox (in the linked article) didn't quote Vint.
>
>
> They said useful things like this:
>
> source:
> http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2011/01/26/internet-run-ip-addresses-happens-anyones-guess/
>
> "It's the end of the web as we know it."
>
> And this is -not- what the article said before:
> "Web developers have compensated for this problem by creating IPv6 -- a 
> system which recognizes 128-bit addresses as opposed to IPv4's 32-bit 
> addresses."
>
> Originally (an hour ago) it read something like
> "Web developers have compensated for this problem by creating IPv6 -- a 
> system which uses 6 digit addresses instead of 4 digit addresses"
>
>
> "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."
>
>
>
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>



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