BBC News - 'Fresh proposals' planned over cyber-monitoring

Brian Morrison bdm at
Fri May 10 16:09:58 BST 2013

On Fri, 10 May 2013 15:32:07 +0100
Roland Perry <lists at> wrote:

> As ZDNet reported in 2010: "I can't do better than to quote, Leslie 
> Daigle, Chief Internet Technology Officer for the Internet Society, who 
> admitted at a June 2009 meeting that "IPv6's lack of real backwards 
> compatibility for IPv4 was [its] single critical failure."
> One of the reasons I like Leslie is that she tells things the way they 
> are.

It is surprising that the original design choices didn't get this
right, but I suppose that IPv4 address exhaustion was just a future
possibility when this was being done.


Brian Morrison

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