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Part I: General Application Topics > Network Programming

Chapter 2. Network Programming

So, IPv6. You all know that we are almost out of IPv4 address space. I am a little embarrassed about that because I was the guy who decided that 32-bit was enough for the Internet experiment. My only defense is that that choice was made in 1977, and I thought it was an experiment. The problem is the experiment didn’t end, so here we are.

——Vint Cerf, January 2011[1] (verbally at linux.conf.au conference)

[1] Dates back to 2004 via http://www.educause.edu/EDUCAUSE+Review/EDUCAUSEReviewMagazineVolume39/MusingsontheInternetPart2/157899

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