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IPv6 growth is slowing and no one knows why. Let's see if El Reg can address what's going on


Why did they have to completely redesign the protocol for IPv6? All that we needed was a few more bits for the address fields. There's nothing wrong with NAT routers and the inherent security bonus everyone receives from having to know at least a little about what they're doing before opening a huge security hole into a home or office.

Instead with IPv6 we have wacky huge address fields, massive /64 allocations to small businesses as standard, a complete rethink about how IP 'should' be done, and funnily enough no-one wants to bother implementing it on their network. Who'd have thought it?

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