Four Lit-tle Bytes of Ad-dress Code
by Aaron Davies

ttto “Two Lit-tle Bytes”
by Amy Fass

after “Three Little Maids from School”
by Gilbert & Sullivan

chorus:

Four little bytes of address code
Couldn’t spare any more bandwidth load
To indicate the network node
Four little bytes of code

Four little bytes, all allocated
IPv6 is anticipated
Sixteen years we’ve already waited!
Four little bytes of code

(chorus)

Four little bytes, a space all used up
Fridges and toasters IPs have chewed up
When will the ISPs get clued-up?
Four little bytes of code

(chorus)

Four little bytes, a space exhausted
Plenty of room, once, but now we’ve lost it
v4 is dead, man, it’s time we tossed it[1]
Four little bytes of code

Four little by———tes of code!

Save on your subnets—four bytes!

END

[1] Thanks to Bob Kanefsky for the rhyme!

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