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<nettime> ***SPAM*** Re: Welcome to the Internet - if you've missed the
morlockelloi on Mon, 26 Oct 2015 17:12:52 +0100 (CET)


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<nettime> ***SPAM*** Re: Welcome to the Internet - if you've missed the past


IPv4 is here to stay. The first consumer that gets IPv6-only line from ISP will find out that he/she cannot visit sites that did not convert to IPv6, and that would be the end of business for that ISP. This means that all servers that this consumer needs will have to convert *first* to IPv6, and there is little incentive for them to do so - there are more than enough IPv4 addresses for server colocations. Just got few hundred with no questions asked.

After they have, in despair, removed most of these features and made
IPv6 look and work almost exactly like IPv4, the same Internet community
that previously told them that IPv6 changed too many things began
complaining that the IPv6 protocol is insufficiently revolutionary and
does not address some of the core challenges which would justify the
large expense of a transition.  Unfortunately, by that time IPv4
addresses largely ran out and a transition was necessary anyway.


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