The Internet didn’t end


 

The internet didn’t come crashing down on Wednesday as some predicted it would. That’s a good thing everyone!

Why didn’t it come crashing down, you ask?

I’ll tell you.

This was the first large-scale, live test of IPv6. More than 400 companies including heavy-hitters like Google and Facebook participated in the test.

You can read more about it at the link below.

Technology News: Internet: IPv6 Passes World Test With Flying Colors.

This is a pretty major milestone. It will pave the way to greater adoption of IPv6 and the benefits it provides beyond just more address space.

So a big Congrats to all that participated.  The new address space will give us room to grow for a long time.

The only problem is learning the new addresses.  They’re not like IPV4 addresses (those nice four sets of three-digit octets).  They are actually really hard to learn.

I don’t even want to think about trying to learn how to subnet them.

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