IPv6

Matthew Flaschen matthew.flaschen at gatech.edu
Wed Feb 4 07:51:39 GMT 2009


Ian wrote:
> Ric Moore wrote:
>> On Tue, 2009-02-03 at 09:04 -0600, Ian wrote:
>>   
>>>  Keep in mind, I know nothing about IPv6 other
>>> than what I
>>> read on Wikipedia.  It states that less than 1% of the internet uses
>>> it.  I heard it can
>>> slow down your internet connection.  Again, since I am not familiar with
>>> it, I don't know how to verify those claims.
>>>     
>>
>> It's a sure bet it will become more widely used in the near future.
>> Heck, if it were more widely adopted everyone could get a static IP
>> address at birth. :) Ric
>>   
> 
> Will it eventually replace IPv4?  Or will it always be a supplement?

Yes.  In the future it will be impossible for every computer to maintain
an IPv4 address.  There just aren't enough, even with NAT.

Matt Flaschen



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