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IPv6 project

The Internet we know today is based on IPv4 (Internet Protocol). Because of the prospect of running out of addresses a new protocol for handling addresses was developed in 1996. It was called IPv6 (IPv5 Internet Streaming Protocol never materialised).

Scarcity of IPv4 adresses is now a reality, for instance in the APNIC region (Asia/Australia).

The allocation to DeiC of IPv6 addresses is the block 2001:0878::/32.

08 Sep 2021