Running out of IP addresses?

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The world is about to run out of the internet addresses that allow computers to identify each other and communicate, the man who invented the system has told The Times.


http://technology.timesonline.co.uk/tol ... 819803.ece

Correct me if I'm wrong, but haven't we heard this before?
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Sure have.

I skimmed across something in the news today about China being closest, having about 800 days until their current assignment rate exhausts their allocation.
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I read that this morning on another site, it is old news. We've been hearing this for years, and that is why IPv6 is coming around. There are already a lot of places that are switched to v6, I think I have heard of some of these digital cable companies and telephone providers and stuff.
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I read that this morning on another site, it is old news. We've been hearing this for years, and that is why IPv6 is coming around. There are already a lot of places that are switched to v6, I think I have heard of some of these digital cable companies and telephone providers and stuff.


I was about to say almost exactly the same thing.
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I'm sorry but IPv6 has been around for quite a while now; people are just dragging their asses about switching over. There's no crisis here.
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Just think what would've happened if the world actually did run out of addresses ...
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Just think what would've happened if the world actually did run out of addresses ...


Directories would quit popping up every day ?
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spork wrote:
There's no crisis here.


Precisely, its just a matter of getting everybody switched over. If they can set a specific date to switch to 100% digital tv broadcasts, then why not IPv6?
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If they can set a specific date to switch to 100% digital tv broadcasts, then why not IPv6?


I think that's a really good question.
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The day the stock market crashes, lol. You probably won't even need a specific day, you could still keep IPv4 Addresses on your private network too right? You just need people that are stubborn, like those who used 64 bit windows when it first came out even though half the damn drivers out there didn't work with anything.
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Um, I used 64 bit XP when it came out..... But then I came to my senses and switched to the Blessed Fedora Core. But to answer your question, yes you can still use IPv4 on your own network, but to get out to the rest of the world you will need to have an IPv6 address because it will be the new standard.
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ok I used 64 bit XP when it came out..... But then I came to my senses and switched to the Blessed Fedora Core.
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ok I used 64 bit XP when it came out..... But then I came to my senses and switched to the Blessed Fedora Core.

:cry:
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There shouldn't be an issue even with IPv4.

Really now. Do home users need external addresses?
Charter, Quest, etc all should have one PAT address for residential users and use an internal private address scheme.

Only give legit IP's to business accounts that need that connectivity.

Also kills alot of P2P =p.
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Is is something called Internet 2 coming out?
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The internet will be the same internet, its just the devices connected to it will be identified differently. There is that Web2.0, which is more of a philosophy or an idea than an actual thing.
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I2 has been around for a while now. It's a separate, high-speed network for use by educational institutions.

Our university has I2 access, and I've never used it or even had a need for it.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet2
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Like clay aiken?
No.

Its just higher bandwidth areas, the big "jump" never happened, and it isn't directly related to ipv6
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Isn't it possible to still use both v4 and v 6 provided the ip is routed correctly by the host? my understading is that the nodes will still get the traffic through.

I have fixed IP's routed to my home server so I guess I'll be affected but my ISP hasn't said anything about an update.

Should I be worried?

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If you'd like you can find out all there is to know about IPv6 at the website.
http://www.nav6tf.org/
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Web 2.0 is all about using a single style sheet, which is held in your website, and instead of using html to code a whole page, or to make a new style sheet for every webpage, you just reference back to the original style sheet. It makes for much MUCH cleaner html. I'm pretty sure ebay uses web2.0. But yeah, it's more a way of doing something than an actual thing.
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ummmmm, what does web 2.0 and style sheets have to do with IPv6?
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That made me throw up in my mouth a little.
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I think we got on web 2.0 when somebody mentioned internet 2.

This web 2.0 thing though, you'll ask 10 people what it is and you'll get 10 different answers.
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And all of them will be wrong.
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spork wrote:
And all of them will be wrong.


Especially with people advocating this whole "single style-sheet" babble.
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I believe ICANN has already begun assigning IPv6 addresses to many telecoms and companies around the world. It's already in motion and should have no effect on the residential user yet.

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