It may answer some prayers, but it fails to address the fundamental flaw in TCP/IP
IP addresses function not only as an identifier, but also as a locator, which is a frequent cause of IT headaches. The location function causes conflicts, adds to management overhead, creates security holes, and often raises availability issues. Don’t hold your breath waiting for IPv6 to resolve all these issues—that could be fatal. IP addressing is fundamentally flawed, and migrating to IPv6 for the most part compounds the issue. But there is a fix – global namespace.
When the internet took off, it quickly became clear that the finite number of IPv4 addresses would soon be tapped out. The protocol allows for about 4 billion IP addresses, and there are already more than 4 billion connected devices—with many more on the way as a result of the adoption of cloud, the Internet of Things (IoT), and software containers.
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