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

Roland Perry lists at
Sat May 11 17:24:11 BST 2013

In article <20130510160958.38ee1700 at>, Brian 
Morrison <bdm at> writes
>> 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.

I think they were aiming for a "big bang" change from IPv4 to IPv6, 
rather than the gradual transition which was inevitable.
Roland Perry

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