April Fools', Netheads (from the IETF)

Network World reports on the Internet Engineering Task Force's annual April Fools' Day joke, this year an announcement detailing a "laughably complex" alternative to the group's recent discovery that IPv6 may need the very same sort of network address translators that the newest IP address protocol was supposed to eliminate.

To me, the news that IPv6 needs NATs sounds like the joke, a dark little joke indeed, but leave it up to the IETF, which has been orchestrating these April Fool's jokes for many years, to some up with another rib-tickler that only a big group of Netheads could love.

For more:
- Network World has this report

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