Internet To Run Out Of IP Addresses, Possibly this Year!!

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  1. Dead End
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    http://www.smh.com.au/technology/technolog...tml?autostart=1
    Says it all there

    What does it mean for site like this??
    Banned members could accidentally be unbanned (untill re banned)

    We Might End Up Sharing An IP With Other People And That Will Cause Programs To Not Work Properly, You May Get Banned From Sites Because Someone Else Couldn't Obey Rules.
     


  2. nicman000

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    Eh, this is why we have IPv6, I imagine there will be some kind of forced adoption.
     
  3. naglaro00

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  4. Infinite Zero

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    Saw this in CNN, old news [​IMG] but yeah haha
     
  5. BoxShot

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  6. BobTheJoeBob

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    Lol, oh well, we're just gonna have to wait and see.
     
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  8. mercluke

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  9. gifi4

    gifi4 How am I a 'New Member'?

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    pretty big plans to move to IPv6 but trillions of ip addresses is what we need. We are running out, wonder how much extra our ISP's will charge us, not to mention we might have to buy new computers and Iphones and DS's etc.
     
  10. liquidnumb

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    For devices like your PC or DS, your modem or router ought to be able to translate an IPv6 address to whatever kind of local address your device needs. I'm not certain, though. And I don't know about your iPhones.
     
  11. tj_cool

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    For anyone who needs it:
    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    And we've only just seen IPv4 this year [​IMG]
    We'll learn about IPv6 next year though.
     
  12. jan777

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  13. liquidnumb

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    At present it can hold about 2 billion people. CAVEv6 can support trillions, but nobody's made the necessary upgrades.
     
  14. Dead End
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    Win! lol

    I hope we dont have to buy new PC's I havnt even gotten my laptop yet [​IMG]
     
  15. capt.fruitcake

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    It's about time they have been promising this for sooooo long now.
     
  16. liquidnumb

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    Since the signal travels over the same wires, I think the worst you'll have to do for a PC is update your drivers. If the hardware manufacturer won't support that and there aren't any generics, then you might need a USB dongle or something. That's all assuming the IPv6 modem/router you're probably leasing from your cableco can't translate your network traffic for you. I doubt anyone will need a whole new system.
     
  17. dmonkey21

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    Ya there really will be no problem on the user's end. The problem lies with whether internet providers will adopt ipv6. Pretty much all computers have the capability to handle ipv6, no new drivers will even be necessary. ISP's will eventually HAVE to come up with a solution. I really don't believe a scenario in which ISP's will be giving out shared IP's, nobody would purchase their internet... I mean this really isn't a new problem at all, people have known IPv4's limits for decades...
     
  18. DarkWay

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    There should be no need to buy new devices, that would be rediculous. It will most likely just be an update or a few updates of some kind.
     
  19. tj_cool

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    What does that have to do with my education?
    I just said we learned about it in class this year [​IMG]
     
  20. Canonbeat234

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    I seriously don't get the IP address running out ordeal, sounds like another Y2K jump-off.