The IP Addressing Issue

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The packet layer of the IP architecture is about to enter a period of stress caused by deficiencies in the IP address. This stress is caused by a number of inter-related problems. This note describes these problems, lists some suggested solutions, and discusses pros and cons of each of those solutions.


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