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Okay...Can someone please explain this more ....Internet Address Warhouse Empty

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posted on Feb, 4 2011 @ 12:47 AM
I am trying understand this, but not sure. But something tells me this will change everything...

The non-profit Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) doled out its last five batches of "IP" numbers that identify destinations for digital traffic.

Yahoo AP

Does this mean the start of the end of the internet?
edit on 4-2-2011 by Moose318 because: (no reason given)

posted on Feb, 4 2011 @ 01:00 AM
basically the system of assigning IP adresses has been IPv4, IE: we have run out of numbers in that space, so now we're moving onto IPv6 which means that it will be more like so we have a whole heckuva lot more numbers that we can assign, so theoretically we can assign 1 trillion IP Adresses to 1 trillion people individually. Joe and Jane Schmo won't notice a difference because we still enter our IP Adresses via words instead of numbers. BUT: everyone has to swtich over to IPv6, so the business' will have to switch over, its just a pain in the "donkey" to those who use the numbers. like ISPs and such.

posted on Feb, 4 2011 @ 01:09 AM
Already addressed:

posted on Feb, 4 2011 @ 01:11 AM
they need excuses to implement internet 2

posted on Feb, 4 2011 @ 01:11 AM
reply to post by Moose318

FYI- The numbers between the dots are called Octets. They are written that way so that we, as humans, can easily process the numbers as separated base-10 sets. What they are, in actuality, is a base-10 representation of binary digits, so, there are only 11111111111111111111111111111111 total available addresses in the IPv4 system. There are a bunch that are reserved and there is an allocation system, but that is beyond the scope of this message, and I'm not an expert by any means.

I read that the new IPv6 system will allow every human for the next umpteen years to have their own personal IP address for every connectable device they own. Essentially, that would eliminate the need for...hmmm, I can't remember...I think it would eliminate the need for LAN's bcause everybody could connect directly since there would be no need for IP allocation....I'm sure someone will explain it better than me...

Edit- That 11111111111111111111111111111111 is a binary number BTW. I'm not sure what the base-10 equivalent is and I don't feel like looking it up, but it's a big number in the 10's of billions I believe.
edit on 4-2-2011 by DragonTattooz because: Clarification

posted on Feb, 4 2011 @ 01:14 AM
reply to post by fnord

I would hate having to use ipv6 on a console based server, like a linux box, around my local network, it's not just additional octets that are added, it changes the entire method..


Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 11:
Connection-specific DNS Suffix. . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IPv6 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 2001:0:4127:9e76:8df:3543:3861:1db4(Preferred)
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::8df:3543:3861:1db4%13(Preferred)
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : ::
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled

Where the IP is a huge string to remember.. it installs by default in windows 7 (not sure about vista) and I guess it's inevitable..

but I can't see a time when it would be needed in a local home network so they can't get rid of IPv4...

(edit to add)

I refer to my local network, because I don't want people accessing it - Not in the case of an organisation that has a intranet that connects to the internet.

edit on 4/2/2011 by badw0lf because: (no reason given)

posted on Feb, 4 2011 @ 01:19 AM
Thanks for the explanation. Sorry to waste a thread. Too much reading today.

posted on Feb, 4 2011 @ 01:40 AM
This must be what the Mayans predicted.

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