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Re: [opensuse] Moving to IPv6
  • From: Ilya Chernykh <neptunia@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 13 Sep 2010 03:10:50 +0400
  • Message-id: <201009130310.50178.neptunia@xxxxxxx>
On Monday 13 September 2010 02:53:40 Adam Tauno Williams wrote:

But imagine the situation of say 7-8 years ago. Internet was very
expensive then.

Where you are. In ~2001 in many places there was reasonable Internet,
including the early versions of ADSL.

Which could not compete with Ethernet even at 10 Mbit/s.

Not to say that as I already sad, Internet was not the main service which
people used in their LANs. Some people used Internet and some never did. Some
ad-hoc LANs allowed people who did not pay for Internet if, say, they hosted
a hub in their flat or a file server (because there were always problems with
officials who did not allow hubs in attics). Sometimes the LAN organizers
connected buildings only if there were enough interested people (say, 5) in
that building. Connecting a building allowed to extend the LAN further to
other buildings. There was no need in fiber optics then and Ethernet
equipment was cheap. Such LANs over time upgraded equipment and evolved into
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