Internet pioneer Vinton Cerf has repeated a call for organizations to migrate over to IPv6 (Internet Protocol version 6) to stave off an anticipated lack of available addresses on IPv4, Computerworld reports. Speaking at an industry event at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, Calif., on Sept. 16, Cerf, co-designer of the TCP/IP protocols, warned that IPv4 will run out of addresses next year or in early 2011. While there will be a period of attempts to sell off IPv4 spaces, Cerf stressed that the "smart thing to do is implement v6 now." He has made similar calls for...

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