TCP/IPv6 time?

TechCrunch and Network World reported that the Number Resources Organization stated that IPv4 addresses would be completely issued by early next year.

I remember in 1998 when protocol demi-god Mark Miller published Implementing IP v6; I was worried I needed to purchase and learn it immediately since v6 would be just around the corner. All the Chicken Little talk about running out of IPv4 addresses quickly dissipated with private addressing, CIDR, and NAT. Even today, there is a ton of un-used “issued” IP addresses.

The technology has been in enterprise class routers for a while and now Microsoft has it enabled by default in Windows 7  and Server 2008. I still think there are a good many systems and applications that would require costly retooling, but maybe its time has come.

Wonder where I put that book…

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