posted on Feb, 3 2011 @ 01:09 PM
Originally posted by bekod
reply to post by grey580
what do you covered be fore?? this is today's news, i just come from CNN that is how i found it, there news does sort of does that mean a new
There's already been a post covering this topic.
Gotta do a search of the site to find it.
http is the acronym for hyper text transfer protocol.
Basically what happens is that then you type in a web address, yahoo.com for instance. There is a behind the scenes translation of yahoo.com to an ip
address by a domain name server(dns).
Every domain name has an entry in dns mapped to an ip address.
For example Yahoo.com points to 188.8.131.52. If you were to input that address into your browser you would surf to the yahoo website.
What the article is saying is that all the of the ip addresses from 0.0.0.1 all the way to 255.255.255.255 have been exhausted.
So from now on all new ip address must be put out in ipv6 format of 2001:0db8:85a3:0000:0000:8a2e:0370:7334
which can accomodate an even larger number of ip devices.
Like I said. Nothing to worry about.