Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Blog Action Day 2008

Today's Blog Action Day and people around the world speak out their mind about Poverty. Well, what can I say..Indira said in 1974 "Garibi Hatao" (Remove Poverty) and havent seen that happen. I then resigned to the fact that Poverty can be minimised and kept at that lowest possible limit but cannot be completely eliminated.

dont want to delve into that but let's a poverty that affects me professionally. As all of you know the Internet needs addresses and we use a certain protocol called IP version 4. In order for any device connected to the Internet to work you need an address allocated for you. Given our explosive growth so far, we are having a poverty of addresses which can be resolved by moving over to a new version.

Question: Did we really consume all of the addresses?.

A recent study found that a rather large number of allocated addresses are unused (look at blue sections above) and we can do better in this regard

So my plea is to end the poverty of IPv4 address space..( and if you indulge me the poverty of India reduced to its bare minima)

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