Back in the ’70s, researchers in the US Defence Department’s internetworking program needed to decide how much address space computers on “this Internet thing” were going to need.
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One year after the World IPv6 Launch Day, the Internet industry has reported steady progress moving users around the world to the new Internet Protocol version. However, Australia continues to lag behind other companies in IPv6 uptake, industry figures told Computerworld Australia.
The Government Shared Network could potentially be New Zealand’s first major experiment with the IPv6 internet protocol, offering a vastly expanded address range and better support for more recent media such as multicasting.