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LCA 2011: APNIC scientist warns of impending IPv4 doomsday

Jan 26, 2011, 23:34 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sam Varghese)

[ Thanks to Sam Varghese for this link. ]

"Many who warn of an impending doomsday can be put into the chicken little class. Geoff Huston does not fit into that bracket."

"Today, he brought a very real warning as his keynote to the 12th Australian national Linux conference in Brisbane: the IPv4 address space will be exhausted in a few weeks and there is no workable replacement in place.

"Huston, chief scientist at the Asia Pacific Network Information Centre, is a jovial bloke and hardly looks like a doomsday prophet. But he backed his warning with data - in fact, more of it than needed - to convince even the most sceptical that there is no way out."

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