IPV6, the long-awaited replacement for the Internet's overstuffed IPv4 addressing scheme, has been slow to arrive, but arrive it will. Pundits complain about the lack of a "business driver" for IPv6, but the ultimate driver that will inevitably push IPv6 into our networks is the exhaustion of IPv4 address space. Relax, that exhaustion isn't going to happen in this year or next. The earliest predictions for the end of addressing as we know it is sometime in the year 2010 (see ...

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