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Asia’s internet registry APNIC finds about 50 million unused IPv4 addresses behind the sofa

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Re: if at all

i looked at ipv6 a long long long time ago.

i take a look every now and again too.

they put too much unnecessary nonsense ion ipv6 and tried to persuade people it was a good thing.

no nat by design

every thing publicly addressable by design

the ip address being derived from the MAC address permitting device tracking by design (ok mainly addressed now)

slaac

extensible headers

etc etc etc

the simplicity of ipv4 has ensured it has survived longer unexpected as we've learnt to bolt things around the standard rather than in the standard.

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