Issue No. 04 - July/August (1999 vol. 3)
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<p>The prospect of an exhausted supply of address space in the current Internet Protocol, IPv4, prompted the IETF to start a next-generation IP project in the early 1990s. The resulting IPv6 offers a 128-bit address space and other upgrades that support the autoconfiguration of new hosts.</p>
T. Narten, "Neighbor Discovery and Stateless Autoconfiguration in IPv6," in IEEE Internet Computing, vol. 3, no. , pp. 54-62, 1999.