Stories by Lee Schlesinger

  • In Pictures: IPv6 by the numbers

    IPv4 was developed back in the Dark Ages of the Internet – 1978. The 32-bit address space allowed for 4 billion addresses, which seemed like a good idea at the time. In 1993, IETF forecasts showed IPv4 addresses running out sometime between 2010 and 2017, so engineers began work on IPv6, which was completed in 1999.

  • Whatever happened to the IPv4 address crisis?

    In February 2011, the global Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) allocated the last blocks of IPv4 address space to the five regional Internet registries. At the time, experts warned that within months all available IPv4 addresses in the world would be distributed to ISPs.

  • Do as I say, Naturally Speaking

    Voice recognition is undeniably cool technology - when it works. But aside from acting as a glorified secretary to which you dictate memos, what good is it?

  • Internet Explorer 5: have it your way

    If there's a single word that best describes the new release of Microsoft's Web browser, it might be "customisable". Users can tailor the look and feel of Internet Explorer 5 in unprecedented ways, and administrators can create custom-tailored versions with the exact configurations they want.