Bigger is better
As a big fan of miss edina you probably want to jump right in to help get
this site to the top rankings of the ipv6
So why would you join the ipv6 crowd? IPv6 is the future internet protocol,
which will completely replace the old IPv4, the internet protocol as you know
it. This protocol removes a lot of problems that are around with the current
protocol. At first it is addressability. When starting the internet, people
thought that only a few big computers will exist, serving all of mankind.
That vision was not correct. Currently there are still a lot of ip addresses
available, but it is only given out based on strict rules. You have to justify
ownership of every single ip address you use. Using IPv6, you usually get 68
bits assigned by your ISP to use. Yes, IPv6 allows it to address every
individual device in your home network from an individual device at the other
side of the globe, ehhh, that is if your firewall allows it.
IPv6 should start replacing the normal internet within 3 years. To promote
internet, ISPs start opening their services, like binary news servers, to
anyone that uses IPv6. More about that here.
What should you do? Just install ipv6 on your system, and continue to use
the internet as you were used to. But now you will have access to the new
internet as well as the current internet.
As miss edina would say: 128 is bigger than 32, so it must BE better! Hmmm, someone probably forgot to say we are not talking deci-inches here...