IPv4 Crisis: Another Important Thing No One Cares About

Switch to v6 is coming along, but users will be even more clueless about where they are online

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ISPs, telecoms and other companies whose networks make up the Internet are much farther along, as is the DNS system, which has been adapted to deal with IPv6 as well as IPv4.

Like Y2K this has all been a huge amount of work for IT and, like Y2K, when we hit the a capriciously chosen deadline, normal people aren't going to notice one way or another.

The one depressing thing in the gogo6 survey was that 70 percent of IT people planned to migrate their home nets to IPv6 at the same time they did it at work.

It's more efficient that way, of course, but it means even geeks will adapt more quickly to the longer, twitchier look of IPv6 addresses rather than IPv4 numbers, which have become comfortingly easy to recognize.

And it means the cryptic obsolesence my favorite idiot geek T-shirt will come that much faster than it should.

All to soon people will forget that There's no place like 127.0.0.1.

 

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