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eBay vanishes: old routers stymied by explosive growth in web
eBay vanishes: old routers stymied by explosive growth in web

This week, arbitrary amounts of web traffic slowed or failed outright – including eBay in the UK – due to a long-known limitation on the number of addresses supported by older routers. Within these traffic-handling devices, a phone-book-like lookup technique known as the Border Gateway Protocol matches web page address requests to IP addresses: older routers…

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IPv6 limits (funny)

Click through to see the rest of the awesome comic!   “xkcd.com now has IPv6 connectivity. If you can’t reach it, you or your ISP have misconfigured equipment. Sadly, I now have no way to tell you.” via xkcd: Nanobots.