Today is June 6th and it’s big day in the history of internet. You all must be thinking why and how. Vint Cerf, Chief Internet Evangelist at Google, and a founding father of the Internet, discusses the next version of the Internet, IPv6, and why we need it.
Internet was launched opertionally in the year 1983, we all have never dreamed that billion of devices and users will be trying to be on-line. As we all know like telephone network is running short of phone numbers in the same way IP Addresses are also running out , and if we now don’t increase the capacity, then we will not have the chance to grow.
So what is IPv6? How are we making space to grow?
We all know internet needs more IP addresses, but many more exactly would be the question? Well the number is about 340 trillion trillion trillion (or, 340,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000)? That’s how many addresses the internet’s new “piping,” IPv6, can handle. That’s a number big enough to give everyone on Earth their own list of billions of IP addresses. Big enough, in other words, to offer the Internet virtually infinite room to grow, from now into the foreseeable future.