FRIDAY, 8 FEBRUARY 2008
Overhaul to the internet's address system
The BBC recently reported of the start of a huge overhaul to the internet's underlying address system. The master address books for the Internet are starting to update to a new format known as IP version 6. The reason for this is Internet has grown faster than expected and the current addressing system, IPv4, will exhaust the pool of possibilities by 2011. With IPv6 the internet will have what amounts to a never-ending number of addresses. More details for the technically minded can be found on the BBC's website.
Posted by: Birgit Clark @ 08.49
Tags: internet; IPv6,