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Windows 7: World to run out of new web addresses in less than a year

26 Jul 2010   #1
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 
World to run out of new web addresses in less than a year

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Experts predict the world will run out of internet addresses in less than a year, the Sydney Morning Herald reported Monday.

The internet protocol used by the majority of web users, IPv4, provides for about four billion IP addresses -- the unique 32-digit number used to identify each computer, website or internet-connected device.

There are currently only 232 million IP addresses left -- enough for about 340 days -- thanks to the explosion in smartphones and other web-enabled devices.
FOXNews.com - World Will Run Out of Internet Addresses in Less Than a Year, Experts Predict


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26 Jul 2010   #2
z3r010

 

This story has been coming around every 6 months for at least the last 5 years
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26 Jul 2010   #3
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Thorsen View Post
hmmm as supply and demand should work here, I wonder how much the last internet site will cost.
Makes me think of The Million Dollar Homepage
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26 Jul 2010   #4
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Exactly why the IPv6 protocol is required which is 128 bit and supports 2128 (about 3.41038) addresses. While the older standard 32 bit IPv4 provides an addressing capability of about 4 billion addresses (232).

This is one of the reasons IPv6 is being used for Homegroup networking, it's just a practice lap for the IPv6 protocol.
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28 Jul 2010   #5
Fantail

7 x64 | 7 x64
 
 

Meh - the internet is overratted anyway. What do we realy need?
News feeds, weather forcast, and the W7 forum.
Oh yeah and newegg.
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28 Jul 2010   #6
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

If it's not in 340 days...Doesn't matter, i curious to swap to IPv6 and mean internet is moving on forward as so manies back in 2001 predicted the end of internet.
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28 Jul 2010   #7
Max Peck

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by z3r010 View Post
This story has been coming around every 6 months for at least the last 5 years
That's exactly what I was about to say!

We'll probably run out of IP addresses when the "Year of Linux" finally arrives.

-Max
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28 Jul 2010   #8
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Something that I'm not clear on is what is so obsolete on the average PC to be incompatible with IPv6?
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29 Jul 2010   #9
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Thorsen,

Even though it no longer appears in this thread, from the email notification that I received, it appears that you were so offended by my post, that you must have reported it. I fail to understand why you resented it, because it was not directed specifically to you, even though your post was quoted. The quote was to simply keep my remark in context...nothing more.

The fact that my post, and apparently others were removed makes me feel quite uncomfortable with the forum's moderation, and I doubt that I shall post anything further, unless it is just with an issue that I need help with. Whatever the case, you have a good day.
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29 Jul 2010   #10
Thorsen

Win7 Home Premium 64x
 
 

I didn't report it. I think I started that whole thing. and I apologize. If any of those posts should have been reported, it should have been my first post. I instigated that conversation and hijacked the thread. I posted in the "Today" thread an apology to all the mods/admin/forum members.

Really that whole thing was a bad move on my part and I took your post the wrong way. What you said makes sense in retrospect and I hope that report doesn't affect your involvement with the forum. I have always seen good stuff from you and never any issues. I am sorry for taking that the wrong way.
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