Don't Panic: IPv4 Addresses to Run Out in One Year

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Talcum X

As this is all for publically addressed IPs, the many LANs out there using private IPs won't have much of a burdon.  Will be handled at the router.   I would just hate to have to do any IPv6 troubleshooting though.  Thats a loooooooong addy.

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JohnP

IPv6 has been implemented in much more operating systems, hardware and companies than most people know. Turning it on locally has been done but takes a while for the rest of humanity to catch up.

 

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Number Six

But-number (Noun).  A word or symbol, or a combination of words or symbols, used by butt-monkeys in counting or in noting a total.

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nightkiller

Corporations have whole blocks of Class A addresses assigned to them(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_assigned_/8_IP_address_blocks), with each block containing over 16 million addresses. You mean to tell me that in this day and age of NATted addressing, the likes of General Electric, Ford, Apple, IBM and Hewlett Packard need this address space all for themselves?

 

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compro01

We're using up more than a /8 per month currently.  After all the kicking, screaming, and hair pulling reclaiming those blocks would entail (and I mean ALL the blocks listed on that page.  IBM and level3 certainly use most of their allotment, and I doubt the DoD would easily give up their blocks), it would only push back IPv4 exhaustion by about 2 1/2 years.

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theresapartyinm...

People have been saying this for at least 7 years. The move to IPv6 will come within the next decade I would guess, but not next year. Another thing, IPv4 will be used alongside IPv6 for years, so no one will have to throw out their routers or change their networks.

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mattman059

to be exact...IPv6 can support 2^128 (or one Undecillion) IPv6 addresses...quite literally one IPv6 address for every grain of sand on the planet..

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praetor_alpha

to be exact...IPv6 can support 2^128 (or one Undecillion) IPv6 addresses...quite literally one IPv6 address for every grain of sand on the planet...

...on every planet in the galaxy.

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mattman059

and every person, on every planet, in the galaxy

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Michael Ellis

Sweet. That should hold us over for a year or two....

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Michael Ellis

Sweet. That should hold us over for a year or two....

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jgraves000

I hope routers can be fixed with just a firmware update.

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nforce

The System admins will have to know how to use ipv6 and to learn ipv6 is very hard.

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theresapartyinm...

It is the same. The only difference is that each octet can go up to 15 with the use of hexadecimal numbers. Subnetting these networks is the same as it has always been, also if you are a network admin you should know this as it is on almost any networking certification exam now.

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Biceps

32-bIt numbers, right?  I can't stand 32-but numbers, they are so full of excuses.

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titan8813

I see what you did there ;-)

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