Reply to post: Re: This is probably a dumb question...

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

Nanashi

Re: This is probably a dumb question...

Indeed.

v6 is already backwards compatible. Perhaps you wanted v4 to be forwards compatible, but we can't create an IPv7 which v4 is forwards compatible with for the same reason that we didn't create an IPv6 that it's forwards compatible with: because v4 isn't forwards compatible with any address size that's bigger than 32 bits.

If you could fix that problem, then we wouldn't need an IPv7. You could just make v4 be forwards compatible with v6.

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