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This is a preview of Thursday Threads: Battles over strong encryption, IPv4 addresses exhausted while IPv6 surges. Read the full post (987 words, 3:57 minutes estimated reading time)
Last week in DLTJ Thursday Threads I posted an entry about running out of IP addresses. Since I posted that, I’ve run across a couple of other stories and websites that bring a little more context to the consequences of last week’s distribution of the last blocks of IP addresses from the world-wide pool of available addresses. The short version: channel any panic you might be feeling into making sure your systems are ready to communicate using both the existing network standard (IPv4) and the new network standard (IPv6).
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This is a preview of IPv4 Address Space Disappearing, Here Comes IPv6. Read the full post (1166 words, 4:40 minutes estimated reading time)
I’m starting something new on DLTJ: Thursday Threads — summaries and pointers of stories, services, and other stuff that I found interesting in the previous seven days. This is culled from entries that I post to my FriendFeed lifestream through various channels (Google Reader shared items, citations shared in Zotero, Twitter posts, etc.), but since I know not everyone is using those services, it might be useful to post the best-of-the-selected here once a week. Why Thursday? Somewhere long ago I read that Thursday at 11am is the best time to put a post on a blog because Thursday lunch through Friday are the most active time for readers. I have no idea whether that is true or not, but lacking any evidence to the contrary, Thursday morning will do fine. (Obviously I’m a little late on this first one, but I’ll try to do better next time. Or not — maybe this will be a one-off weekly thing.)
This is a preview of Thursday Threads: Print-on-Demand, Video Changing the World, Puzzling Out Public Domain, and more. Read the full post (987 words, 3:57 minutes estimated reading time)