Internet service providers are gradually warming to IPv6, the technology for a vastly more capacious Internet, but there are also signs of a technique to extend the useful lifespan of IPv4.
IPv4 has served the Net well, but it doesn't have enough addresses for all the world's devices. IPv6 opens the doors for uncountable numbers of devices, but the transition to support it has dragged on for years. A survey by the Number Resource Organization (NRO), a group that represents several central powers that allocate Internet address, shows that ISPs are slowly getting IPv6 religion.
Of 646 ISPs … Read more