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Issue No.06 - November/December (2010 vol.14)
pp: 96, 95
ABSTRACT
The Internet address space has used a format called IPv4 since 1977, but this only allows for 4.3 billion unique termination points in the Internet. It is now clear that more terminations must be supported and the recommended format is called IPv6 and uses 128 bit addresses. The IPv4 address space is going to exhausted by 2012 or sooner. It is time to implement IPv6 everywhere in the Internet and to assure full connectivity among all IPv6-capable devices and sub-networks.
INDEX TERMS
Internet, Internet address space, Internet Protocol version 6, IPv6, IPv4, Vint Cerf
CITATION
Vinton G. Cerf, "2012 Isn't the End of the World", IEEE Internet Computing, vol.14, no. 6, pp. 96, 95, November/December 2010, doi:10.1109/MIC.2010.131
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