In this June , the internet will not be the same.
But do not panic, because this is the date agreed upon worldwide to implement a new protocol to connect to the network. It’s called IPv6 and now tries to tell you what it is. First of all, do not be afraid or think it’s something related to the area salfateana Google or Facebook.
A LITTLE HISTORY
When the Internet was created in 1973 as a military tool of communication, the world was clearly very different from ours. Just consider not only wars, coups and poverty in many more, plus at that time computer use was no more fortunate beyond some universities in a handful of countries. But the world tried to advance along with the inventions and intelligence of our race, which from time to time imposed on brute force.
In the early eighties, when IBM introduced in the first personal computer company, the story was writing a chapter most relevant to that event because we managed to popularize (slowly) access to technology. Indeed, in Chile the subject came much later, but we were the first to have them. (If you have time, find the fascinating history of the Chilean company Ecom. Tightly we can discuss that when it conducted the first Internet connections via phone line, we were starting the 90. And every day they were adding more and more countries, individuals, governments, universities and grew progressively more nonstop.
Obviously the hand of the technological advances of the last decade of last century, to access the internet (at the time the cost was the same as making a phone call, which was expensive) had to be taken internally which identified a number the computer where the connection came from. He will then use a protocol known as IPv4 stands for those years provided billions of random numbers and clear , no one cared until the demand for connections, the advent of broadband, smartphones, notebooks, tablets and now, as he broke out the attached. It is for this reason that those billions of IPv4 addresses of the type were running and a gentleman, highly respected, intelligent and visionary named Vint Cerf, dubbed “the father of the internet”, he realized that it could create chaos without unprecedented in the fact that the IP numbers were already running out.
To this end, governments, businesses, institutions and all agreed to create a new protocol called IPv6 necessary, which since June 6 governs us worldwide and will allow both you and I, our neighbors and all mankind can remain connected to the Internet. This protocol is five times the number of available IP addresses and thus avoiding a collapse of proportions. Nothing will affect your speed, nothing will fall more or less.
These remains the same and depend on your provider, exactly as has happened until yesterday because this change is about access and not speed or quality of service. The arrival of IPv6 is a clear sign that the human race can sometimes see things in time, organized as an entire community and solve peacefully. It is true that poverty still exists in large portions of this planet called Earth, but to the extent that people like Vint Cerf quintuple, we will be a little better.