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[news.com.au] Internet addresses will run out by 2010

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THE world will run out of internet addresses by 2010, with only 700 million separate addresses remaining for allocation out of the 4.3 billion available on the present network.

Every device that connects to the internet needs a separate address, and 30 years ago web designers assumed four billion would be ample, The Australian reports.

Now all internet users must move to an upgraded platform - called Internet Protocol version 6 - to access the 340trillion-trillion-trillion new addresses needed to connect not only billions of new users but also the trillions of sensor devices that will require networking as technology takes greater control of people's lives.
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post #2 of 36
can't we just use different ports?

edit: wait...no....
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IPv6 FTW.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Jaffa Cakes! View Post
IPv6 FTW.
Rock on dude!
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No it won't. aolsdjfoawjsldufoawjerf.org ftw!
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That's crazy to think about. Only 700 million addresses left out of 4.3 billion.
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post #7 of 36
This has been known for quite awhile, so not really news . IPv6 does need to start being used!
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post #8 of 36
And Vista is the spearhead for IPv6.. as far as i know XP does not have it

There goes the "we dont need vista" argument if you want to use the internet for much longer.
    
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Bleh, why can't we use domains like

I-RULE-TEH-WORLD-AND-YOU-KN0W-IT-LOLOL.com
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post #10 of 36
Can't they just raise the octet numbers?

Instead of a 255.255.255.255 max, bring it to 355.355.355.355 (example)

Excuse teh networking nub

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