What have the V6 folks ever done for us?
Posted Mar 19, 2007 13:14 UTC (Mon) by copsewood
In reply to: What have the V6 folks ever done for us?
Parent article: A second remote hole for OpenBSD
Thanks for this summary. In addition to commercial monopolistic motivation (which I'm sure exists) there is also the problem of displacing an existing network with a new one suggested by Metcalf's law. This problem is likely to be overcome by new applications e.g. requiring all mobile phones having client/server IP connectivity and OLPC which can only be achieved through availability of more addresses. ISPs will be keen to make money from these new applications even if there are fewer opportunities to monopolise them.
to post comments)