Reply to post: Re: @boxplayer - "Nobody uses it..."

OK, this time it's for real: The last available IPv4 address block has gone

Alan Brown Silver badge

Re: @boxplayer - "Nobody uses it..."

"How did we ever manage to migrate from IPX to TCP?"

"We" didn't.

TCP/IP IPv4 was the hacky kludge we implemented whilst the Internet protocols were being developed. That turned out to be IPX and was unroutable. (IPX = "Internet Protocol Exchange" aka IPv5)

Anyone using IPX was in an island of their own or a couple of isolated offices until they accepted the inevitable and switched to TCP/IP.

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