Given that the focus of the 12th Australian national Linux conference is the internet, it was fitting that Dr Vint Cerf, one of the fathers of the global network, gave the first keynote in Brisbane this morning.
Cerf’s thesis is that the internet needs to be re-imagined for a variety of reasons – the increasing lack of address space, the security problems that haunt the net, and the scope for adding features among others.
Today’s talk was similar to one he gave last year; some of the highlights can be seen in this video clip.
His presence, suited and booted, was inspiring of its own accord, more so given that a man of his eminence is willing to admit to mistakes, one of them being his decision to go with a 32-bit address space (IPv4).
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