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IPv6: downsides of a larger address space

With the increasing uptake of the new IPv6 internet protocol, people are starting to notice some of the downsides of the larger amount of IP addresses that will become available. An excellent example are the MTU issues Geoff Huston wrote about earlier this year, and as IPv6 adoption increases more problems are likely to appear. […]

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January 2, 2011: the day the internet is full

According to reports on /. and a Chinese publication, the IPv4 address space will be exhausted in 830 days. As you can see here, there are other calculations that show even more alarming numbers. A report that is updated daily can be found at; that shows November 2, 2011 as the day the last […]

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