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We're running out of internet...

Postby ThunderTitan » May 12 2010, 7:31

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/10105978.stm

In less than 18 months there will be no more big blocks of net addresses to give out, estimates suggest.

Predictions name 9 September 2011 as the date on which the last of those tranches is released for net firms and others to use.

Everything connected to the net needs an "IP address" to ensure data reaches the right person or device.

Experts say that the net's entire existing address space will be exhausted about a year after that date.

A newer scheme is being rolled out but many firms and countries are being slow to switch, experts warn.


So, if CH ready for IPv6?!
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Postby Corelanis » May 12 2010, 9:35

Very interesting I hadn't thought you could run out of IP addresses I thought they would just tack on another .XXX to the end and it would all be good. I'm guessing that their next story on it will be how it will cost billions to get it updated.
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Postby ThunderTitan » May 12 2010, 10:00

Technically that's exactly what they're doing... and you'd know that if you had bothered to click the link.


But they need to modify the software for the new addresses to work, and most people aren't very keen to do that yet... (As i understand Vista and 7 do have it though, so they don't need the network/servers to convert it for them).
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Postby ScarlettP » May 12 2010, 10:38

Ah... Just another plot to make you buy more stuff.
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Postby Kalah » May 12 2010, 14:09

It's Y2K all over again, ain't it. ;)
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Postby ThunderTitan » May 12 2010, 15:35

You know, your hands actually won't fall of if you click the link...
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Postby Ethric » May 12 2010, 17:29

Those wily experts are at it with their shenanigans again.
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Postby Corelanis » May 12 2010, 19:56

ThunderTitan wrote:Technically that's exactly what they're doing... and you'd know that if you had bothered to click the link.


But they need to modify the software for the new addresses to work, and most people aren't very keen to do that yet... (As i understand Vista and 7 do have it though, so they don't need the network/servers to convert it for them).


Actually I did click the link and they are adding .XXX.XXX if I understand right what I meant was I didnt think they would have to "modify the software for the new addresses to work" as you put it.

I hope its not gonna be another "scare" like Y2K that was annoying to no end.
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Re: We're running out of internet...

Postby Pol » May 12 2010, 20:21

ThunderTitan wrote: So, if CH ready for IPv6?!

No, it's not. Plenty of time than IPv6 will really come to us. And in 'theory' very little work on our side when it will strike. ;)
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Postby ScarlettP » May 13 2010, 10:22

ThunderTitan wrote:You know, your hands actually won't fall of if you click the link...


How do you know that? I need my fingers to play video games.
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Postby ThunderTitan » May 13 2010, 13:39

ScarlettP wrote:
ThunderTitan wrote:You know, your hands actually won't fall of if you click the link...


How do you know that?


Coz i screwed up the voodoo spell and i don't have any more giblets for ir right now.
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Re: We're running out of internet...

Postby jeff » May 13 2010, 22:51

ThunderTitan wrote: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/10105978.stm

Predictions name 9 September 2011 as the date on which the last of those tranches is released for net firms and others to use.

Experts say that the net's entire existing address space will be exhausted about a year after that date.


So that's what the Mayans meant about 2012. :D
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Postby ThunderTitan » May 17 2010, 6:57

Yes, the switch to IPv6 will be so life changing that nothing will ever be the same...
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Postby Kalah » Jun 7 2012, 13:32

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Postby GreatEmerald » Jun 7 2012, 17:12

Took them long enough. Linux had support for IPv6 for a decade or so now.

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Postby ThunderTitan » Jul 3 2012, 17:37

Linux is always annoyingly early for the party...
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