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Windows 7: The IPcalypse is only 100 days away

22 Nov 2010   #1
yowanvista

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 
The IPcalypse is only 100 days away

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We've all known it's been coming for a long time now, there's even a new, alternative IP addressing scheme that's been developed and implemented -- IPv6 -- but adoption has been slow, and now, things are about to heat up, as the time remaining before the estimated 166,741,530 remaining addresses run out. It was getting low, but this makes it seem much, much more real.

Only 102 days left until the IPcalypse...
Neowin.net - The IPcalypse is only 100 days away




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22 Nov 2010   #2
z3r010

 

Yeah yeah, this old chestnut seems to come around every three months since as far back as I can remember.
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22 Nov 2010   #3
xarden

Windows 7 Enterprise
 
 

The Y2k bug is only... 11 years ago...
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22 Nov 2010   #4
Win7User512

Windows 7 x64 / Same
 
 

Well, since newer OSs installed on new machines are out and plentiful, aren't those ready for the new, longer standard? I'm not sure what the hold up is. Are they not ready to dole the new addys out?

Or just get rid of those pages that haven't been updated since 1999. You know the ones I speak of, with the horrid color schemes and designs; before CSS was popular.
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22 Nov 2010   #5
Lee

Win 7 Pro x64, VM Win XP, Win7 Pro Sandbox, Kubuntu 11
 
 

Look out the sky is falling again. . .
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22 Nov 2010   #6
Colonel Travis

Black Label 7 x64
 
 

Via NetworkWorld:

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The NRO (Number Resources Organization ) issuing its final IPv4 address blocks shouldn't mean a big change for end users. The switch to IPv6 is already well under way and much of the central infrastructure of the Internet is already running on the protocol. While vast portions of the network are yet to be converted, there doesn't appear to be a last-minute rush for IPv4 addresses. That indicates "strong momentum" behind the adoption of IPv6, NRO said.
Someone needs to inform Neowin that when you look at all the variables not mentioned in that story (but some of which are mentioned in the story comments) no one really gives a poop about this.
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22 Nov 2010   #7
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

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22 Nov 2010   #8
Lee

Win 7 Pro x64, VM Win XP, Win7 Pro Sandbox, Kubuntu 11
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Colonel Travis View Post
Via NetworkWorld:

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The NRO (Number Resources Organization ) issuing its final IPv4 address blocks shouldn't mean a big change for end users. The switch to IPv6 is already well under way and much of the central infrastructure of the Internet is already running on the protocol. While vast portions of the network are yet to be converted, there doesn't appear to be a last-minute rush for IPv4 addresses. That indicates "strong momentum" behind the adoption of IPv6, NRO said.
Someone needs to inform Neowin that when you look at all the variables not mentioned in that story (but some of which are mentioned in the story comments) no one really gives a poop about this.
The problem with Neowin is they just want to get people to comment on their site. They really bring nothing to the table as far as news goes.
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23 Nov 2010   #9
abuttino

Windows 7 RTM x86/x64
 
 

I don't understand what the big deal is..

NAT is ready to distribute the private IPv4 addresses if needed. If the cable/telco companies haven't prepared for this, they've been overlooking the inevitable. All of the hardware that they have placed in homes should be compatible with IPv6.

Some countries don't even have any IPv4 addresses left and have already switched to IPv6.

This should be a good thing, you won't have to pay for a static ip address anymore.

The IPv6 address pool has 56.9 billion addresses for each gram of matter on Earth. In another perspective, this is the same number of IP addresses per person as the number of atoms in a metric ton of carbon.

How could you charge for that? $50 per month for 166,741,530 addresses for IPv4, or almost infinite for fractions of a penny for IPv6.

Anyone in IT should welcome this change. It will mean a lot for the internet and static ip pricing.
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23 Nov 2010   #10
HQuest

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 | OSX Lion 10.7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by abuttino View Post
Some countries don't even have any IPv4 addresses left and have already switched to IPv6.
Name one, please. I missed this news.

Don't take it as a flame, please. I'm really curious about it.
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