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[ih] When did "32" bits for IP register as "not enough"?

On 2019-02-17 10:29, Dave Crocker wrote:
> On 2/16/2019 12:02 PM, Richard Bennett wrote:
>> TCP/IP had an army, but OSI had nothing but civilians. It never was a 
>> fair fight.
> OSI had masses of techs from masses of companies, such as Digital 
> Equipment.  I suspect you won't be claiming that DEC didn't know the 
> relevant tech.

They, like many other companies, had been told by many officials
in the USA and Europe (and a bit later in Asia) that OSI would be
a government procurement requirement. That triggered a lot of
investment in product development.


And OSI had one convincing argument: bigger addresses, for those
who already believed that 32 bits was insufficient.