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August 29th, 2008

The future (IPv6)

We just got our PI IPv6 address space from ARIN. Soon we'll start assigning out of 2620:0:E00::/48 which is enough room for 65536 subnets of four billion hosts apiece. And we get to start learning a whole new set of bugs and quirks.

In a way I'm looking forward to it. Although they were hellish, learning how to route IP in a campus-sized network made for interesting, exhilarating days. But that was 1987, and by 1992 it had become sort of old hat. Now everything old is new again.

We've actually been playing with it for a while, but we were waiting on our real assignments to deploy it on the production network.

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