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About the talk:
In late 1991, the Internet engineering community realized that, if the Internet kept growing at the exponential rate exhibited up to that point, it would effectively run out of IP addresses in about ten years. To prepare for such a "success disaster", they initiated the long process of agreeing upon, standardizing, implementing, and deploying a new version of the Internet Protocol with a much larger address space, which came to be known as IP version 6, or IPv6. Now that those ten years have passed, we look back at how the original IP address space has fared and bring you up-to-date on what's happening with IPv6.
About the speaker:
Steve Deering is a Cisco Fellow and a member of Cisco's Advanced Internet Architectures Group, where he is working on the development and standardization of architectural enhancements to the Internet Protocol. Prior to joining Cisco in 1996, he spent six years at Xerox's Palo Alto Research Center, engaged in research on internet technologies, including multicast routing, mobile internetworking, scalable addressing, and support for multimedia applications over the Internet. He is a member of the Internet Architecture Board, a present or past chair of several Working Groups of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), a co-inventor of IP Multicast, and the lead designer of the new version of the Internet Protocol, IPv6. He received his Ph.D. from Stanford University.