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May 18, 2015

Who Says There's No Good News? We're Running Out of Internet!

It’s been a long time coming, but we’re finally going to run out of internet.
Back in 2011, we warned that this web reckoning was upon us, and now we have a more substantial timeframe. According to The Wall Street Journal, we’ll be fresh out of IP addresses in the next few months. Back in the 1980s, the engineers who created the internet and the IPv4 specification made 4.3 billion addresses. Pretty big number, right? Wrong. -- Gizmodo

Posted by gerardvanderleun at May 18, 2015 8:41 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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No such luck. What they are talking about is the so called ipV4 system, and is being replaced by the ipV6 system from wikipedia:

"IPv6 uses a 128-bit address, allowing 2^128, or approximately 3.4×10e38 addresses, or more than 7.9×10e28 times as many as IPv4, which uses 32-bit addresses and provides approximately 4.3 billion addresses."

You can find out if you are using ipV6 at these web sites:

Test your IPv6 connectivity.




Posted by: Fat Man [TypeKey Profile Page] at May 18, 2015 1:02 PM

It's more accurate to say you can only access 4.3 billion addresses IPv4.

Posted by: Rotro [TypeKey Profile Page] at May 18, 2015 5:20 PM

After all I *could* use behind my and have 16 million more devices, all being able to connect and access the same websites from the one address.

Posted by: Rotro [TypeKey Profile Page] at May 18, 2015 7:09 PM

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