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[BBC] Microsoft spends $7.5m on net addresses

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Microsoft has offered to pay $7.5m (£4.7m) for net addresses from bankrupt telecoms firm Nortel.


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A very wise investment, considering the internet is full. (no more IPv4 addresses available)
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As the article says, that still makes $11.25 per IP...
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Not a bad move but what are they going to plan to do? I don't think they need so many addresses unless making a bunch of new sites for something new. I can only think about Win 8 in 2012.
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Originally Posted by HybridCore;12864010 
Not a bad move but what are they going to plan to do? I don't think they need so many addresses unless making a bunch of new sites for something new. I can only think about Win 8 in 2012.

Click source and read article. Your comment is based on title only confused.gif
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Wise move. It will save them a lot of money in the long run.
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post #7 of 15
How will it save money, paying money on a obsolete system. Why don't they spend that money and push ipv6 which has already been developed. Really though, home users only need ipv6, but servers and websites can use ipv4.
Home users-IPV6>ISP-IPV4>Internet-IPV4.

This way user ip's become physically diffrent from servers and basic internet services.
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Originally Posted by Maelthras;12864382 
How will it save money, paying money on a obsolete system. Why don't they spend that money and push ipv6 which has already been developed. Really though, home users only need ipv6, but servers and websites can use ipv4.
Home users-IPV6>ISP-IPV4>Internet-IPV4.

This way user ip's become physically diffrent from servers and basic internet services.

I'm pretty sure you have that backwards. Home computers can stick to IPv4, and servers and other internet related computers will migrate to IPv6.

I say this because I'd wager that there are more computers [and thus a greater need for large numbers of IP addresses] in the cloud that makes up the internet.

[home]>[IPv4]>[ISP]>[IPv6]>[destination]

Disclaimer: I have no real idea about advanced networking, so feel free to prove me wrong.
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Originally Posted by Bluescreen_Of_Death;12864611 
I'm pretty sure you have that backwards. Home computers can stick to IPv4, and servers and other internet related computers will migrate to IPv6.

I say this because I'd wager that there are more computers [and thus a greater need for large numbers of IP addresses] in the cloud that makes up the internet.

[home]>[IPv4]>[ISP]>[IPv6]>[destination]

Disclaimer: I have no real idea about advanced networking, so feel free to prove me wrong.


LAN can stick to IPv4 but the ISPs need to move to IPv6.
[IPv4] > [modem] > [IPv6]
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$7.5M is chump change... Not worried.
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