The Latest Internet Outage Is A Warning Shot –

Cyberspace isn’t bound by the same physical limits; 128-bits is the safer choice because it allows for more destinations. Hacking the newer memory to allow old routers to store more than 512,000 routes should work for a while. But what happens when the routing table grows to 750,000 pathways? 1 million? That day may come sooner than you think. Cisco says the number of entries doubled over the past six years. Four vendors with the power to help fix the Internet As the Internet balloons, the devices that serve it must grow in response.
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How can the Internet have too many routes and not enough addresses? | PCWorld

Few users have adopted IPv6 even though most systems and networking gear have long been equipped for it. The IPv6 routing table still only has about 20,000 routes in it, Cowie said. Thats what makes it feasible for Cisco to suggest, among other things, that network operators reassign some of the memory in their routers that was automatically set aside for IPv6 routes and give it to IPv4 routes. But the short supply of older addresses and the expected growth of the Internet of Things eventually will bring more IPv6 addresses into service, Cowie said. That will raise issues of its own. Now that IPv6 has been introduced, more and more devices are going to be connected, Rasovic said.
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eBay said without elaboration that the performance issue had to do with third party internet service provider access issues and that it was sorry for the inconvenience” being caused. UK eBay sellers were furious at the reportedly tenth disruption of the year and were demanding compensation, the London Telegraph reported on Wednesday. However, the Telegraph also reported in an accompanying story that Internet difficulties not only affected the auction company, but hit the newspapers online operations as well. A story at SiliconANGLE reported that Amazon and LinkedIn were also affected by service disruptions, while ZDNet indicated that U.S. Internet service providers Level 3, AT&T, Cogent, Comcast, Sprint, Time-Warner and Verizon all experienced sporadic performance problems across the United States and parts of Canada. The Register also reported that Canadian ISP Shaw Communications had suffered from fairly severe network disruptions as well.
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