Internet of Things and IPv6 Discussed by Vint Cerf at NYU Lecture

The Internet of Things is not new, though it is certainly evolving. The sheer number of devices poses a problem for internet addressing since IPv4 was designed in 1971 to serve a global network of mainframe computers, but never anticipated the personal computer, the growth of ISPs, the mobile phone and the potential for every appliance, every light bulb, autonomous vehicles and so many other items to talk together over the internet. IPv6 will provide 340 trillion trillion trillion internet addresses.

Vint Cerf Explains the Reasons for IPv6 in a brief video that accompanies a 2012 article giving a simple overview along with some current statistics and frequently asked questions.

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