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Do you think we will run out if IPv6 addresses?

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When the Internet and IPv4 was first designed, I don't think they thought there would be so many things connected to the the web. I was told smart phones are the main reason why we ran out (can someone chime in on that). I don't 15 years ago anyone thought we would have internet access on our phones. I won't be surprised if our cars become equipped with internet and and built in PCs.

So Do you think we will run out if IPv6 addresses?
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post #2 of 35
Yes. When we become an intergalactic species (way into the future). There will be many populated worlds that could easily cause IPv6 to run out.
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Yes. because of what he said. ^^^^
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Yes

Because 64k ought to be enough for anybody!
 
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post #5 of 35
Not in the next 70 years!

Anyway, the internet itself will have changed by then.
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Hypothetical question: When we DO reach the point in civilization where we colonize other worlds, how would the internet work then? Would it be trans-planetary or will there be different internets that are native to their own planet?
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post #7 of 35
2^128/7e9=4.86e28 addresses per person. No we won't be running out anytime soon.
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post #8 of 35
well considering all the mobile devices its possible, but then again considering how private networks run off of 192.168 configured networks it does make things a lot easier.
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post #9 of 35
Yes but they all have to be connected at the same time. They have ipv4 + ipv6 addresses to assign
post #10 of 35
Not before some new kind of addressing system comes out.
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