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2012 Isn't the End of the World

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The IPv4 system doesn't disappear in 2012 nor does the Internet suddenly stop working. Rather, it can't easily expand without the implementation of IPv6 in the networks and edge devices comprising the Internet.One can imagine the use of proxy devices that could act as application-layer gateways to help such devices reach IPv6-only servers, but there are various drawbacks to this kind of design (including some difficulty with end-to-end cryptography for confidentiality).

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Internet Computing, IEEE  (Volume:14 ,  Issue: 6 )