So, we are running out of address space. IPv4 is antiquated and can't deal with your refrigerator on the internet. Yeah, so?
IPv6 is now built into most operating systems. Yes, even Microsoft can connect to the non-quad address space. So, why? Unlimited space, unlimited domain, control of my toaster from 1000 miles away?
All laudable enterprises from a theoretical point of view. Hardly useful from a practical point of view.... Unless, the toaster is a webcam. Unless, you actually have more than a webserver in your domain. Unless you aren't anal retentive and don't want to assign a private address to every device that can now connect to your network (including your toaster).
Besides you can see the dancing kame or the more recent bouncing google. The good thing is you can now connect and discover the benefits, even if it isn't all that useful. Another toy in your diminishing toolbox! Dig around and you'll find antiquated usenet, quake servers and of course MUDs. If you'd like more information and resources visit Sixxs to figure out the next generation. You may not use it but you children may!
And yes if any of this sounds sexy - you are a geek! Wait a minute? Aren't I v6 connected?
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