Posts Tagged ‘ ipv6

340,282,366,920,938,463,463,374,607,431,768,211,456 (2^128) addresses ought to be enough for anybody

Today’s XKCD got me thinking:

The joke, of course, is about the Great IPv6 Debate. If you’re lucky, you’ve never heard of it. Basically, the debate is being fought by folks over at Slashdot and the other tech news sites. Whenever an IPv6 story comes up, you end up with dozens of comments along the lines of “why is this necessary?” or “this is just excessive” or “it’s too hard!” or “but NAT works” or my favorite – “NAT is my security”.

Well, those are all wrong. Let me try and address some common misconceptions. Read more