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Discussion in 'Computer Games and General Discussion' started by Rydian, Feb 5, 2011.
Every block is now allocated.
That list couldn't have every single IPv4 adress down couldn't it?
Finally.... Although I don't know if this is a good thing or a bad thing..
IPv6, here we come!
Why is it bad.. Sorry for the noob question.
well, time for IPv7
yippee for updating :3
To all who don't know, this is BAD because your so-called "internet ID" is no longer unique. It's essentially the same reason Pokemon started being counted in 3 or 4 hex digits: when RSE came along, 256 slots just weren't enough to fit all of the Pokemon.
Everything on the internet needs an IP. The old IP system (IPv4) didn't think we'd get nearly as many people online as we have now, so it doesn't have enough addresses for every device/home to have it's own IP. When we run out, new stuff can't be added. ISPs might not be able to take new customers, cell phone carriers that give web access as well might have to stop taking new customers.
Thus the move to IPv6, which has more addresses than we'll use... as far as we know.
IP Address = a unique number which identifies a computer on the internet.
We ran out of IPv4 addressees. We've exhausted our current supply of IPv4 addresses. We need to switch to IPv6. IPv6 allows for a total of 3,400,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 unique addresses. The problem is, barely any ISP's use IPv6 at the moment.
So.... everyone will be switching to iPv6 addresses or will it be some sort of combination? I already know uTorrent uses iPv6 addresses because I can see it connecting to them in the logs.
Many things we (US/UK/CA/AU) might use support IPv6, but a lot of other countries (and older systems still in use at companies) don't.
LOL .. Now to wait an 100 more years for iPv6 to fill up! ... Ok more like a 1000 years.
Wow, first CRTC and now this..
This is like new years 2000 where all the clocks got screwed up... The Y2K. Just saw this on the news by the way. Prolly gonna start panic, and get customer service at many ISP's pissed because of the incoming wave of calls about people wondering if their internets are working. Not a good time to call.
This was predicted months ago, IPv6 here we come.
So any idea how the switch exactly is going to be made? Is the internet going to have any "downtime" ?