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posted by takyon on Saturday January 19 2019, @01:19AM   Printer-friendly
from the ICUP dept.

A Swiss VM hosting provider has a technical blog post about how to kill IPv4 completely on FreeBSD. That is to say, turning it completely off, not just preferring IPv6. They then solicit concrete solutions describing, along with a proof of concept, how to turn IPv4 completely off in other operating systems and allowing them to communicate with IPv6 only.

Earlier on SN:
Vint Cerf's Dream Do-Over: 2 Ways He'd Make the Internet Different (2016)
You have IPv6. Turn it on. (2016)
We've Killed IPv4! (2014)

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  • (Score: 3, Insightful) by janrinok on Saturday January 19 2019, @06:34PM (2 children)

    by janrinok (52) Subscriber Badge on Saturday January 19 2019, @06:34PM (#788726) Journal

    The longer one clings to older systems and refuse to update them for fear that they will not work, the more likely you are to reach the stage where you will encounter a problem that it is too late to resolve.

    I don't support stopping IPv4 completely, but I do believe that we should not cling to old technology when there is something better and more secure available to replace it.

    I am not interested in knowing who people are or where they live. My interest starts and stops at our servers.
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  • (Score: 2) by Apparition on Saturday January 19 2019, @08:30PM (1 child)

    by Apparition (6835) on Saturday January 19 2019, @08:30PM (#788754) Journal

    It reminds me of the few people that still use Microsoft Windows XP on the Internet to this day and insist that it still works just fine.