Internet inventor, Vint Cerf, worried about its survival

Vint Cerf, inventor of the Internet Protocol [IP] and Transmission Control Protocol [TCP].

One of the two or three people who can rightly claim to have invented the internet is Vint Cerf.  He is now worried about its survival.

Cerf is specifically concerned about the World Conference on International Telecommunications, happening now through December 14 in Dubai. At this meeting, for the first time since 1988, the countries of the world will gather to try and update international agreements on how to handle data, voice, and other communications technologies. (Video)



Continue reading… “Internet inventor, Vint Cerf, worried about its survival”

Switching to IPv6 Near as the World Runs Out of IP Addresses


Internet Protocol version 6

Who could have guessed that 4.3 billion Internet connections wouldn’t be enough?  Certainly not Vint Cerf.

In 1976, Mr. Cerf and his colleagues in the R.& D. office of the Defense Department had to make a judgment call: how much network address space should they allocate to an experiment connecting computers in an advanced data network?


Continue reading… “Switching to IPv6 Near as the World Runs Out of IP Addresses”