[TriLUG] Adding to the list of topics: IPv6
jonc at nc.rr.com
Wed Jan 21 11:46:08 EST 2004
Full scale implementations of IPv6 are expected to to blossom in 2005.
It will start in places like China (already working on several large
scale roll-outs of internet access via IPv6), and it will move around
Currently most of us connect to the internet using IPv4, which has a
built-in limitation on the number of IP addresses available: ~ 4.3
billion, that's not a lot when you consider that there are in excess of
6 billion computing devices in the world today.
IPv6 offers a virtually infinite number of Internet addresses: ~
340000000000000000000000000000000000000 usable ip addresses. It also
offers better security, easier multicasting, and simplified routing
(organizations no longer need to use NAT).
If this is going to take the world by storm over the next year or three,
we should definitely be in the know about it.
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