brotherhood_of_LAN - 3:18 pm on Jan 30, 2011 (gmt 0)
Get more people behind routers and that'll keep the problem swept under the carpet for a bit longer ;o)
> Database & IPv6
I see MySQL aims to have Ipv6 support in MySQL 6.0... [forge.mysql.com...]
I can see this conversion causing quite a headache for a number of systems & software. Having a large list of 4 byte IPs and converting to 16 bytes may even cause some new performance issues.
As an aside, I think the rapid depletion of how many (around 4 billion I'm guessing) public IP addresses shows how wasteful we are given a huge resource pool. At least with this conversion to 16 byte addresses we should not run out for a very very long time... until our fridges, lamps, beds, flowers etc all get their allocation.