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We are absolutely, definitively, completely and utterly out of IPv4 addresses, warns RIPE

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"But the real, real reason that people are not moving to IPv6 is because of the utterly idiotic decision by the IETF 20 years ago not to make IPv6 backwards compatible with IPv4. We still haven’t seen or read a good explanation for what that decision was made - presumably because everyone involved is ashamed of themselves and doesn’t want to talk about it."

While it is true there was no compatibility for many years, and surely every suspect is highly ashamed about it, I think (can't put my hand onto the RFC itself) there is a compatibility now, aka, IPV4 addresses embedded into IPV6 packets.

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