June sixth 2012: IPv6 goes reside

June 6th 2012: IPv6 goes live
When Vint Cerf and his pals at DARPA concocted a system that allowed for four.three billion IP addresses, it was by no means conceived that everybody’s pc would be capable of entry the web — earlier than the age when your phone, fridge and air con unit would too. The IPv4 system formally ran out of addresses final yr, however luckily the second was ready for: June eighth 2011 was “World IPv6 Day,” the place a number of web sites together with Google, Bing and Fb quietly tried out the brand new system for twenty-four hours to ensure it would not trigger the web to blow up. June sixth this yr will see the ultimate activation of the brand new community provision that has a capability of round 340,282,366,920,938,463,463,374,607,431,768,211,456 distinctive addresses, which we determine will hold us going till Black Friday, at the least.

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