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Imagine if the world ran out of phone numbers. Mobile providers could issue no more smartphones, businesses could create no new call centers, and the public would be left fighting over and recycling a diminishing amount of existing phone numbers. "That's a similar situation that we're in on the Internet," says Facebook's Donn Lee, pointing out that the Web's billions of IP addresses are about to hit its max.... ...And now it's up to Internet giants such as Facebook, Google, and Yahoo to fix the problem before it's too late.
Not for my windows2000 based PC which can't run IPv6 as far as i know, but XP or better PCs can run it.
Originally posted by Ashyr
so problem solved?
I never even heard of "undecillion" before, but it's pretty huge. We'll probably have to start colonizing the galaxy before we use all those up, I don't think the Earth can sustain that many people even if each person uses 100 IP addresses.
While IPv4 allows 32 bits for an Internet Protocol address, and can therefore support 232 (4,294,967,296) addresses, IPv6 uses 128-bit addresses, so the new address space supports 2^128 (approximately 340 undecillion or 3.4×10^38 ) addresses.