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Internet to Run Out of IP Addresses 'in 500 Days'

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posted on May, 19 2010 @ 01:30 AM
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Internet to Run Out of IP Addresses 'in 500 Days'


feeds.bignewsnetwork.com

The unique numbers, which are known as Internet protocol addresses, help identify the world's networked devices.

An IP address uses four numbers from 0 to 255 to distinguish one computer from another. As an example, computers around the world can recognize the IP address 203.26.51.71 as a server for fairfax.com.au, which publishes this newspaper online.
(visit the link for the full news article)


Related News Links:
timesofindia.indiatimes .com
www.newkerala.com
newspolitan.com
www.onenewspage.com




posted on May, 19 2010 @ 01:30 AM
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Remember that little page/alert box that someone made that said "You have reached the end of the Internet, there is nothing more to see" or something similar to that any way. It seems that may be the case in the near future.

I am sure they will be able to allocate new addresses by then, but none the less, it just shows you how fast the internet has and is constantly growing.

feeds.bignewsnetwork.com
(visit the link for the full news article)



posted on May, 19 2010 @ 01:36 AM
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I still have a couple of IP-adresses which i don't use anymore. So if anybody needs them, I'll be glad to help out!! I have a few in the 192.168. range and a whole lot of 127.0.0.1

If anybody is interested just U2U me so I can mail 'm to ya....


But seriously, isn't this why the whole IPv6 was created?

IPv6


IPv6 has a vastly larger address space than IPv4. This results from the use of a 128-bit address, whereas IPv4 uses only 32 bits. The new address space thus supports 2128 (about 3.4×1038) addresses


Peace

Edit to add Wiki link

[edit on 19-5-2010 by operation mindcrime]



posted on May, 19 2010 @ 01:49 AM
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From the article:


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While personal computers have been capable of understanding IPv6 since Windows XP and Apple OS X, Huston says only about 5 percent of devices are configured to do so. Among web servers, the figure is less than 1 per cent.

Internode is one of the few Internet service providers that offers an IPv6 service. Telstra is among the many that do not. Tens of millions of mobile phones are on an IPv4 network only.
...
Lacking that, consumers whose computers are not configured to use IPv6 won't see new websites. Likewise, iPhones, which don't understand IPv6, will be limited to the "old" Internet.


Edit: I wonder where he gets these statistics from... Only 5 percent of devices!? For some reason I find that hard to believe...

It also reminds me of something that happened in the late '90s... They called it the "millenium bug"... Nearly brought the whole world to its knees...


[edit on 19-5-2010 by Gemwolf]



posted on May, 19 2010 @ 02:00 AM
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Originally posted by UberL33t


Remember that little page/alert box that someone made that said "You have reached the end of the Internet, there is nothing more to see" or something similar to that any way.


Well the internet has exploded since it's early days. They will adjust it so we can at least have another 2 million or more porn sites


Speaking of old school internet
This one is still around

purple



[edit on 19-5-2010 by SLAYER69]



posted on May, 19 2010 @ 02:02 AM
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OH CRAP
does that mean we need to call
Al Gore back to work ????

lmao

why don't we just add a 5th and 6th set of numbers
to the IP address ?

many years ago we fixed an Excel database
using the same technique. However in this
case, it would be necessary to ad the extra sets
at the beginning instead of the end sequence.

Everything already in existence would have a leading 0.0.

example

now you just start adding thusly

0.1.256.0.0.256
0.2.256.0.0.256
0.3.256.0.0.256

the already existing www would be 0.0

then you would have

0.1 as www2
0.2 as www3
0.3 as www4
etc

this is a simple fix

0.0.256.0.0.256



posted on May, 19 2010 @ 02:18 AM
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If the ISP's serve IPv6 to their customers, IPv4 addressing won't be a problem for the backbone as the ISP will NAT, similarly to how home routers NAT public IP addresses to private- 10.x.x.x; 192.168.x.x, 169.254.x.x; 172.16.x.x-172.31.x.x. So, if an iPhone or other device has a "private" IPv4 address and if AT&T has their stuff together, the phone-to-Internet gateways will translate properly from public IPv4/v6 as necessary.

I'm not saying addressing is not going to be a problem but fear-mongering is one. Even if it gets to where the backbone uses only IPv6, that will free up A LOT OF IPv4 addresses for ISP usage.

[edit on 5/19/2010 by abecedarian]



posted on May, 19 2010 @ 02:50 AM
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Guess they'll just have to give every individual an implanted smart card number - case solved!

I've heard of per-log-in IP addresses and a few things that would allow some of the large unused blocks to be used easily. I doubt this is actually any problem at all.



posted on May, 19 2010 @ 03:19 AM
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Valve better get on the ball and get Team Fortress three out quick before they lose room for dedicated servers.



posted on May, 19 2010 @ 05:00 AM
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Fake, fake, fake, did I mention FAKE? This is an old time stupid e-mail hoax. IP addresses will never 'run out' and anyone with any understanding would know better. Why even post such garbage? If you're going to post links, then please at least use reliable, trust worthy news. Not those like india times and what ever else that are known for posting nonsense.

[edit on 19-5-2010 by TruthSeeker8300]



posted on May, 19 2010 @ 05:12 AM
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Originally posted by TruthSeeker8300
Fake, fake, fake, did I mention FAKE? This is an old time stupid e-mail hoax. IP addresses will never 'run out' and anyone with any understanding would know better. Why even post such garbage? If you're going to post links, then please at least use reliable, trust worthy news. Not those like india times and what ever else that are known for posting nonsense.

[edit on 19-5-2010 by TruthSeeker8300]


Uhm. No it's not. The concern over IPv4 IP addresses running out has been an ongoing discussion for years now. No-one can predict the exact date, but it's been predicted for some time now (and thus IPv6 was invented...). 2010/2011 was the general ball-park predicted by the egg-heads...

In 2007 (from BBC):


Internet Service Providers urgently need to roll out the next generation of net addresses for online devices, internet pioneer Vint Cerf has said.
Every device that goes online is allocated a unique IP address but the pool of numbers is finite and due to run out around 2010.

A new system, called IPv6, has been awaiting roll out for 10 years.
...


Source

In 2008 (The Telegraph - UK):


The "father of the internet" has warned that the web is running out of addresses and users need to act now to change to a new system.

Vint Cerf, the man who helped invent the system and one of the world's leading computer scientists, said that the web does not have enough unique codes that allow computers to communicate with each other.
...

Source

The IPv4 address pool counter/tool

And a whole Wikipedia article on the topic...

Edit: Removed extra word.

[edit on 19-5-2010 by Gemwolf]



posted on May, 19 2010 @ 02:14 PM
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simple, increase the number of numbers.

it will be done.

190.165.1.200.52.13 simples



posted on May, 19 2010 @ 02:43 PM
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We are not running out of IP addresses. IPv4 may be running low but IPv6 has been in use for a few years now. Most new smart phones etc are using IPv6. IPv6 is a 48 bit address and the older IPv4 is 32 bit.

IPv4 format is xxx.xxx.xxx
IPv6 format is xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx

Plenty of addresses left.



posted on May, 19 2010 @ 02:57 PM
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The new address space thus supports 2128 (about 3.4×1038) addresses.


The number of adressess that the IPv6 will support is 340,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000.

I was believed at one time that IPv4 would never run out because it was assumed only businesses and government agencies would the only ones using PCs.

It wasn't anticipated that homes would have the internet. Now with wireless internet, people are able to get online anywhere in the world.



posted on May, 19 2010 @ 03:08 PM
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Speaking of Old school internet.



It's changed quite a bit but it's still there.

HampsterDance

You know they will just make new ones.
(IP address version I mean)


[edit on 19-5-2010 by DaMod]



posted on May, 19 2010 @ 03:30 PM
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Originally posted by abecedarian
If the ISP's serve IPv6 to their customers, IPv4 addressing won't be a problem for the backbone as the ISP will NAT, similarly to how home routers NAT public IP addresses to private- 10.x.x.x; 192.168.x.x, 169.254.x.x; 172.16.x.x-172.31.x.x. So, if an iPhone or other device has a "private" IPv4 address and if AT&T has their stuff together, the phone-to-Internet gateways will translate properly from public IPv4/v6 as necessary.

I'm not saying addressing is not going to be a problem but fear-mongering is one. Even if it gets to where the backbone uses only IPv6, that will free up A LOT OF IPv4 addresses for ISP usage.

[edit on 5/19/2010 by abecedarian]


Each existing IPV4 address already has a corresponding IPV6 Address. So you wont be "freeing" up anything.

The point is moot as there are still ipv4 addresses available from ARIN as well as a ton of reclaimable IPV4 addresses from utility companies that no longer exist. This is really just fear mongering.

..Ex



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