Reply to post: Re: We didn't run out of ipv4

IPv6 now faster than IPv4 when visiting 20% of top websites – and just as fast for the rest


Re: We didn't run out of ipv4

Time to stop beating that drum.

We're going to need a lot more than 3.5 billion independent Internet connections. Every IPv4 connection that isn't behind a NAPT needs a public IPv4 address. The only way the IPv4 Internet scales is ever more NAT and middleware.

IPv6 is being allocated in a sensible way. There are 18 billion billion /64s and only a small amount of that is being allocated from.

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