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Originally posted by TruthWizard
to say that running out of IP addresses could end the internet is a joke, they could ad a few digits to the end or some letters, hell they could use hieroglyphs as an IP address it makes no difference at all. thatss like saying no one can build anymore houses because we ran out of numbers.
Originally posted by JohnPhoenix
Originally posted by Fatality
They knew about this from the start. That is why they created the IPv6.
IPv6 would fix the problem How? ( for us non geek folks) and if IPv6 is the solution and it's no big deal... Why is this new news on CNN?
However, there is a replacement, IPv6, which has trillions more addresses available and ready to go. The problem is that businesses are proving slow to adapt their technology to IPv6, leaving experts fearful that we might be heading for a crunch within 18 months.
IPv6 also incorporates your MAC address as part of the IP address thus you are identified not only by your IP, but within that lies your MAC address.
Me neither. I am a programmer really, but there lies my interest in routing.
I've never had any practical use for IPv6 though to be fair.