Archive of UserLand's first discussion group, started October 5, 1998.

Instant Messaging and IPv6
Posted:7/25/1999; 7:43:39 PM
Topic:Today's scriptingNews Outline
Msg #:8733 (In response to 8675)
Prev/Next:8732 / 8734

It seems to me that a lot of the effort going into developing instant messaging infrastrucutres, and building applications on top of them, should soon turn to exploiting broader based protocols for roaming access & packet authentication.

IPv6 provides a huge address space which could allow each individual to have their own IP address. It also enables roaming access that can allow networks to find an individual node anywhere in the world and route traffic to it. Finally, it allows encryption & authentication of each packet which helps insure privace and accuracy.

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