World IPv6 Launch Gives Crowded Internet Much Needed Breathing Room

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ReySys

A lot OS with the capability versions ago...!
Waiting for the humanity is standard!
Now the time to arrive worldwide... zzzzzzz!
Good for Bill Gates is enjoying his life. Go On everybody!

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Athlonite

And in other news from around the world New Zealand is rumored to still be using IPv4 addresses in the year 2350

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Bullwinkle J Moose

WHAT!?

No "new" Porn?

18 zillion addresses for WHAT?

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tony2tonez

Damm those guys trying to steal D-Day away! But I guess more people will get online and hopefully learn what D-Day was about.

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Dartht33bagger

I'm still not really sure how to setup ipv6. I have a TrendNet TEW-639GR router at home and according to some Google searches it should support ipv6. I have Comcast internet, which is one of the companies that is starting to roll out ipv6 support. However, whenever I run an ipv6 test, it says that ipv6 isn't working. So is there something I to configure or has Comcast not set up ipv6 in my region?

On a side note, does anyone know if local area networks will still use ipv4 when the switch happens completely? I would really rather not have to configure a LAN for ipv6 with the insane addresses that ipv6 has. It seems like the routers could employ a NAT that converts ipv4 LAN packets to ipv6 WAN packets.

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compro01

Probably the later. Only about 1% of Comcast's coverage area is set up for IPv6.

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livebriand

Now if Comcast would finally deploy it in my area...

On a side note, I'm reading that you have to manually install IPv6 in XP (netsh int ipv6 install). Is this true? If so, it looks like I'll be getting support calls from my grandparents when you NEED IPv6 to get online. (If I haven't upgraded their XP machines by then...)

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glamdring

Been IPv6 ready for a long time now, however I also have my backup supply of IPv4 addresses. I like my simple IPv4, try remembering something like 2001:0db8:3c4d:0015:0000:0000:abcd:ef12! It's harder to remember than my MAC address!

Will be interesting to see how gaming servers adopt this, I couldn't imagine people remember or having to list an IPv6 address to a game server. Maybe IPv4 will sell for a nice price after IPv6 becomes predominate, haha.

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compro01

That's what DNS is for.

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USraging

yes i like some of the fixes ipv6 introduces, but this is going to make subnetting a nightmare base 16.

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John Pombrio

Yeah, you would need a COMPUTER to figure out all that math. Wait a minute... (thinks hard)

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USraging

sometimes it is nice to be able to remember everyone's ip off the top of your head. guess i will just have to use the ARP table.

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noobstix

I guess my Comcast connection issues lately might be due in part to this. Windows 7 has been alternating in telling me whether I have IPv6 connectivity for quite a while now. I probably should go back to the default DNS Comcast gave me (currently using Google DNS right now) and maybe that might tell me when I have IPv6 or not.

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vrmlbasic

I'm as ready for this as Verizon's FiOS service is...

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JohnP

I like how one the the "More Like This" at the bottom of the page says "IP addresses to run out by 2010" Oops, BAD prediction, Vint.

Now the question is, are they ACTUALLY GOING TO TURN THEM ON? They have been talking about this and had several trials but should I convert my Win8 machine to IPv6?

Heh, clicked on the link at the bottom, Paul, and the page that comes up says "This time it is for real!"

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compro01

IANA's pool of IPv4 addresses was exhausted February 3rd, 2011, so he was only off by a couple months.

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Caboose

That article talks about IPv4 addresses...

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John Pombrio

And did the world end when the IPv4 addresses ran out?

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thetechchild

1) Vint Cerf did not say the world would end. He said that we needed a new system.

2) No, the world didn't (and won't) end, because thanks to people capable of a few years' worth of foresight, we began to implement the aforementioned new system, IPv6. Unless you think the Internet could've sustained a few more years' worth of its accelerating growth when we were out of IPv4 addresses?

Honestly, must everybody be a critic?

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xmichaelx

@John: We have no sure way of knowing.

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Captain_Steve

You shouldn't have to do anything. It's all on the ISP's end for the change. You're home network should remain un-affected; and unless you're running Windows 98 or an old version of XP, your computer should already have all the ipv6 stuff in-place.

Of course, if you want to try and do static ipv6 addresses for your network; go right ahead. Good luck remembering it all and getting it typed out though.

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Valor958

Bah, remembering an IP address isn't THAT hard... lemme see an IPv6 address, oh... well f*ck that! >.<

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JohnP

Thanks Capt'. I was kidding about converting my equipment to IPv6. Now I am wondering if it would be possible? I KNOW my router would not handle it as only a few D-Link routers are mentioned in the IPv6 capable list. With my new P8Z77 mobos, ? Switches need to be replaced? Interesting thought..
DANG, just went into my mobos Intel network adapter's properties and there was a checked box for IPv6!

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vrmlbasic

I must admit that I'm kinda confused as to your concern about new motherboards having issue with IP6; I'm not entirely sure that you aren't being sarcastic, but I'm never sure with text lacking inflection. Anyhow, even my now-ancient netbook and Turion X2 laptops have support for IP6 under Win7 and Vista. My new-ish 990fx motherboard also has support for it, so it comes as no surprise to me that your newer stuff has it.

You're on the cusp, the bleeding edge, of tech. It'd be paradoxical if IP6 weren't found there when it is integrated into much lesser hardware. ;)

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JLloyd13

even if it wasn't, any $10 nic should have it.

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