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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

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Re: Simples

There is a limit to the number of IP versions it is possible to issue and still run on the same hardware (eg Ethernet switches). It's 16.

The version number is contained in the header of every single correctly formed IP packet.

So skipping/wasting a number or two is not something you really want to do.

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