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Discussion on: CIDR - what the heck is it?

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leob

But, will this become obsolete when we (finally) switch to IPv6 some day? (funny that I rarely hear about IPv6 anymore after the commotion a few years ago over IPv4 address shortages)

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Vivek Siva Author

Yeah, but some are betting that ipv4 will be there for a decade atleast and CIDR for ipv6 is a whole different ball game!!

mediawiki.org/wiki/Help:Range_bloc...

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leob

Yeah funny that we don't hear about the IPv4 address shortage anymore, I guess NAT and similar techniques got better and more wider implemented ...

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Alexandre Plateau

Nearly. Luckily IP address classes are already obsolete and we only use IP/mask