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Vint Cerf Says No To IPv7, Yes To InterPlanetary Web

Stween Re:IPV7 so passé (108 comments)

Actually, IPv9 is called TUBA. No, really. And IPv7 is TP/IX. During the IP next generation discussions, Jon Postel allocated each a number. Vint surely knows this.

more than 3 years ago

Protect Your Pre-1997 IP Address

Stween IPv6 is important. (275 comments)

Every time this discussion comes up, people fail to see the significance of IPv4 running out. It's 2010, and folks still get confused.

The significance is this: There are massive growth regions in the world that will only be able to purchase IPv6 addresses within the next year or two. And if you aren't playing the IPv6 game, then you're shutting you and your customers off from all those various markets that will open up in years to come.

There's only so much can be squeezed out of IPv4. But regardless of how much can be squeezed out of the existing space, the regional registries are likely to run out of /24's they can allocate within a year. See for a guesstimate: http://www.potaroo.net/tools/ipv4/index.html That is, in 2012, much expansion in growth regions WILL be IPv6 only.

You're shooting yourself in the foot if you refuse to bring yourself up to date.

more than 4 years ago

The Binary Code In Canada's Gov-Gen Coat of Arms

Stween Has anybody asked him? (486 comments)

The story doesn't make it clear.

more than 4 years ago

Building the Interplanetary Internet

Stween Re:Priorities (334 comments)

IPN is closely related to Delay Tolerant Networking (DTN), which has more potential applications than just interplanetary networking. There's a whole bunch of uses for this stuff that can include real-life sensor networks, healthcare scenarios, emergency situations, and periodic shipping of data to isolated communities. Many situations where you either don't have a network connection, or you can't guarantee a network connection, can make use of some of this stuff.

more than 7 years ago


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