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

Arthur the cat Silver badge

a British state owned ISP will look at ipv6, decide it's too complicated, implement something more elegant that will work only because of 4 hugely kludgy routers custom built by a firm that will go out of business the day after they're delivered.

X.25, just like the original Janet. With big-endian DNS addresses that get swapped (or not, depending on an undocumented heuristic) as they go through the gateway to reality the rest of the net.

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