IPv6 *is* like AMD
Posted Jan 27, 2011 8:03 UTC (Thu) by khim
In reply to: Noone, of course... and why should they?
Parent article: LCA: IP address exhaustion and the end of the open net
quote: You know, it's like AMD64. At first, people had these things and nothing 64-bit to run. Chip makers stuck to it and little by little, people found ways of using this. IP should have been done the same way.
Why do you say it's done differently? Networking hardware is perfectly capable of running IPv6 - it's just cheaper not to. It supports IPv4 perfectly and so it's used in this mode. When IPv4 addresses will be exhauseted it'll be switched io IPv6 mode - but not before.
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