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The Internet Is Nearly Out of IP Addresses
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Posted on 01/26/2011 12:18:01 PM PST by Sub-Driver

The Internet Is Nearly Out of IP Addresses

Published January 26, 2011 | News Corp Australian Papers

It's the end of the web as we know it.

Every Internet-connected computer, smartphone, car, gadget and gizmo is assigned a four-digit IP address that lets it communicate with the net, thanks to a system known as IPv4 (Internet Protocol version 4). And the flood of new gadgets means we're running out of those addresses.

"That distribution system is coming to a close," said Geoff Hutson, the chief scientist at the Asia Pacific Network Information Center (APNIC). “In the coming few days and weeks -- no longer -- the central pool is going to run out.”

Web developers have tried to compensate for this problem by creating IPv6 -- a system that recognizes six-digit IP addresses rather than four-digit ones.

But IPv6 isn't backwards-compatible with IPv4, meaning that it's not able to read most content that operates on an IPv4 system. At best, the user experience will be clunky and slow. At worst, instead of a webpage, all users will be able to view is a blank page.

Hutson said the problem and solution for the IP address shortage presents the classic Catch-22 situation.

(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: internet; ipaddresses
Bush's fault......
1 posted on 01/26/2011 12:18:02 PM PST by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

I got mine, so the rest of you are SOL.


2 posted on 01/26/2011 12:20:28 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Sub-Driver

There’s really no need to have a public IP address for every device that needs internet access.


3 posted on 01/26/2011 12:20:33 PM PST by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: raven92876

ping


4 posted on 01/26/2011 12:21:00 PM PST by stylecouncilor (What Would Jim Thompson Do?)
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To: Sub-Driver

5 posted on 01/26/2011 12:21:09 PM PST by Lazamataz (If Illegal Aliens are Undocumented Workers, then Thieves are Undocumented Shoppers.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Obama will fix this.


6 posted on 01/26/2011 12:22:19 PM PST by since1868 (I miss Pres Bush)
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To: Sub-Driver

Well heck, just print more!


7 posted on 01/26/2011 12:22:45 PM PST by VanDeKoik (1 million in stimulus dollars paid for this tagline!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Wasn’t this “not enough digits” thing the cause of the Y2K panic?


8 posted on 01/26/2011 12:23:16 PM PST by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: Sub-Driver

I’m sure that government can fix this problem. Of course, it will require raising taxes, banning guns, and forming a union to protect all the rights of IP address workers.


9 posted on 01/26/2011 12:24:57 PM PST by centurion316
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To: Sub-Driver

I don’t see a problem. IP4 and IP6 have been running together for many years


10 posted on 01/26/2011 12:25:04 PM PST by 4rcane
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To: driftdiver

I got mine also. I wonder what people will pay for it?


11 posted on 01/26/2011 12:25:35 PM PST by RC2
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To: Lazamataz

All your IP addresses are belong to us!


12 posted on 01/26/2011 12:26:35 PM PST by Blue Highway ("Judge me by the people with whom I surround myself" Barack Obama, Oct 15, 2008 Presidential debate)
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To: Sub-Driver

“Web developers have tried to compensate for this problem by creating IPv6 — a system that recognizes six-digit IP addresses rather than four-digit ones.”

Um, yeah. Something like that.


13 posted on 01/26/2011 12:26:38 PM PST by Darth Reardon (No offense to drunken sailors)
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To: Sub-Driver

Don’t worry they will fix it in time! I won’t worry about this just because of the national disaster created in 2000 year clock problem!!!!!


14 posted on 01/26/2011 12:28:31 PM PST by tallyhoe
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To: Sub-Driver

I got my ammo and canned food.

You’re on your own.


15 posted on 01/26/2011 12:29:50 PM PST by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus (When evolution is outlawed, only outlaws will believe in abject nonsense.)
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To: Sub-Driver
"Every Internet-connected computer, smartphone, car, gadget and gizmo is assigned a four-digit IP address"

Hard to believe there's only 9,999 devices connected to the internet out there.

16 posted on 01/26/2011 12:33:00 PM PST by Lost Highway (I don't know what the world may need but a V8 engines a good start for me)
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To: Sub-Driver
Web developers have tried to compensate for this problem by creating IPv6...

Man, those sure are some smart "Web Developers". I remember when it used to require engineers, scientists and Al Gore to create such things.

17 posted on 01/26/2011 12:34:39 PM PST by The Duke
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To: Blue Highway

It’s suspect...there’s something else up their sleeve.


18 posted on 01/26/2011 12:36:14 PM PST by bronxville
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To: Lost Highway
Maybe this will help you.
19 posted on 01/26/2011 12:40:21 PM PST by TexasPatriot1 ("Tyranny is defined as that which legal for the government but illegal for the citizenry" Jefferson)
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To: Sub-Driver
Are you logged in?

Well log off.

Other people need to use your IP address.


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

20 posted on 01/26/2011 12:41:11 PM PST by The Comedian (Obama is just the cherry on top of the $hit sundae of fraud the democrats have become.)
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To: Sub-Driver

“IPv6”

“Now, for your food credits, citizen of the world, please log on to:

000600.000060.000006.xxxxxx”

(j/k)


21 posted on 01/26/2011 12:42:02 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: F15Eagle
correction:

000000.000600.000060.000006

22 posted on 01/26/2011 12:44:43 PM PST by Blue Highway ("Judge me by the people with whom I surround myself" Barack Obama, Oct 15, 2008 Presidential debate)
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To: The Comedian

Not until they pry it from my cold, dead, stubby fingered hands....


23 posted on 01/26/2011 12:51:45 PM PST by Red Badger (Whenever these vermin call you an 'idiot', you can be sure that you are doing something right.)
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To: Blue Highway

lol, good one

Interesting note (as an aside, not directly related). I had about 3 Wal-Mart cards I’d received as gifts in my pocket. Thought there were only 2 active ones this week but I hadn’t gone through one of them. Burned one out leaving 2 (thought only one).

Tried to use one of the remaining ones but I grabbed the wrong one. We tried multiple scans to no avail so I said to the guy I must have given you an old one. Yep, it pulled up all the past transactions with date. Not technological marvel obviously (simple database retrieval) but they were still keeping the detail (I’m sure it’s rolled off to archives after some preset interval).

Finally I found the active card with remaining credits.

The point being, I imagine when the thing comes down the pike, folks will be issued a card, or a chip with encrypted authorization key that can be read by a scanner which “excites” the chip, to an account where the debits and credits will be reconciled. Seems likely a PIN will be involved as well.

So that no man may buy or sell without the mark of the Beast (Revelation chapter 13 for those who do not know).


24 posted on 01/26/2011 12:56:47 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Sub-Driver

“The Internet Is Nearly Out of IP Addresses”

Then it’s time to start up an alternative internet.

How about the “Alternet”? :)

At least I can say with assurance that I invented it!


25 posted on 01/26/2011 1:06:35 PM PST by Grumplestiltskin (I may look new, but it's only deja vu!)
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To: Sub-Driver
Time for a new czar.

An IP czar.

26 posted on 01/26/2011 1:15:14 PM PST by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: Lost Highway

“Hard to believe there’s only 9,999 devices connected to the internet out there”

Well that “Internet Thing” is the next big thing don’t you know...


27 posted on 01/26/2011 1:21:24 PM PST by Syntyr (Happiness is two at low eight!)
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To: Lost Highway

“Hard to believe there’s only 9,999 devices connected to the internet out there.”

You can’t expect Fox to publish a technically accurate article, can you?

It’s 4 bytes, not digits, yielding 2**32 addresses which is 4294967296, and still not enough!


28 posted on 01/26/2011 1:28:38 PM PST by devere
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To: Sub-Driver

Algore screws up again!


29 posted on 01/26/2011 1:30:21 PM PST by b4its2late (Ignorance allows liberalism to prosper.)
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To: Darth Reardon

Its always the developers that screw things up.


30 posted on 01/26/2011 1:45:53 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: devere

Throw in a nat or two and you got plenty


31 posted on 01/26/2011 1:48:29 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: F15Eagle

Yeah, I have been hearing this story for a while. Even back in the mid 90s there was an evangelist from Belfast Ireland that visited the church I was at, and he mentioned back then the idea of SMART Cards where everything would be on a microchip imbedded in the card and once that system was mainstream the next natural progression would be to implant the chip in the hand or forehead, with the sales pitch being, it will eliminate robberies, and you can never lose your SMART Card if it is embedded in your body somewhere.


32 posted on 01/26/2011 2:21:40 PM PST by Blue Highway ("Judge me by the people with whom I surround myself" Barack Obama, Oct 15, 2008 Presidential debate)
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To: Sub-Driver

OK class - this is Journalism 101. Today we’re going to cover the Internet protocol.

Whey do we call IPV4 “IPV4”?

Tommy?

Because the addresses have 4 digits?

That’s very good Tommy.

OK let’s see if we can call on someone else. Susie, now can you tell me why we call IPV6 “IPV6”?

Because the addresses have 6 digits?

That’s very good Susie. You guys are going to make GREAT journalists!

Class dismissed.


33 posted on 01/26/2011 2:25:24 PM PST by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: Sub-Driver
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(Keep the Faith, my friends! We are the saviors of the Republic! Now and Forever!)

LonePalm, le Républicain du verre cassé (The Broken Glass Republican)

34 posted on 01/26/2011 2:26:12 PM PST by LonePalm (Commander and Chef)
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To: Red Badger
They'll forcibly stune your beeber.


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

35 posted on 01/26/2011 2:27:12 PM PST by The Comedian (Obama is just the cherry on top of the $hit sundae of fraud the democrats have become.)
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To: The Comedian

IPV4 addresses are 32 bit, allowing only 4,294,967,296 IP’s.

However, IPV6 is 128 bit and will allow approximately 340,282,366,920,938,463,463,374,607,431,768,211,456 IP addresses.


36 posted on 01/26/2011 2:27:14 PM PST by WaterBoard
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To: WaterBoard
However, IPV6 is 128 bit and will allow approximately 340,282,366,920,938,463,463,374,607,431,768,211,456 IP addresses.

Of which about 317,282,366,920,938,463,463,374,607,431,768,211,456 IP addresses will be devoted to Internet porn.

37 posted on 01/26/2011 2:29:34 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: LonePalm

Or

::1 (0:0:0:0:0:0:0:1 in full notation)


38 posted on 01/26/2011 2:35:03 PM PST by AFreeBird
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To: Sub-Driver
What a stupid article. Most devices don't even have a unique address. They are on a subnet and their router or gateway has a unique address. I could buy 900 more computers and set them up at my house and my router would still only be using ONE unique IP address.
39 posted on 01/26/2011 2:35:59 PM PST by TalonDJ
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To: Blue Highway; 444Flyer; null and void; XeniaSt; Diana in Wisconsin; G8 Diplomat; Esther Ruth; ...

Yep, I imagine that will be the sales pitch, or something like it.

Remember the IBM ad where the guy appears to be stealing food from the grocery store? Based on unique RFID’s being embedded into products/labeling and scan/debit terminals at the front of the grocery store.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c6_-jK_ilSo

The IBM commercial starts about 2:20.

Prior to that are a group of actors praising their implantable microchips. Wow.


40 posted on 01/26/2011 2:37:34 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Mr Ramsbotham

That all depends on if you want to have knowledge of those devices or not.


41 posted on 01/26/2011 2:37:52 PM PST by Delta 21 (If you cant tell if I'm being sarcastic...maybe I'm not.)
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To: LonePalm

That’s a great t-shirt


42 posted on 01/26/2011 2:38:19 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Blue Highway

He beat me by about a decade...

Fri Apr 15 16:51:45 2005 · 120 of 148
null and void to TXnMA

Oh, it was just a response to a comment on another thread about chipping kids as a kidnap countermeasure.

It occured to me that when “they” were ready to start chipping us all the’d need to sell the idea.

So I imagined an advertising campaign, star athletes, golf, tennis, baseball, etc. saying “It’s all in the wrist”.

You know, seeing a 7-10 split being knocked down, the smug bowler eyes the camera and says “It’s all in the wrist™!” Then the voiceover says “If Joe Bowldownski is injured, the doctors can treat him faster because his medical records are always with him”. Cut to Joe with a couple hot babes buying drinks with a wave of the hand. A sly wink, and “It’s all in the wrist™!”...


43 posted on 01/26/2011 2:53:27 PM PST by null and void (We are now in day 736 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: devere
It’s 4 bytes, not digits, yielding 2**32 addresses which is 4294967296, and still not enough!

Hey, don't look at me, I'm only using half of 'em.


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

44 posted on 01/26/2011 3:10:46 PM PST by The Comedian (Obama is just the cherry on top of the $hit sundae of fraud the democrats have become.)
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To: WaterBoard
However, IPV6 is 128 bit and will allow approximately 340,282,366,920,938,463,463,374,607,431,768,211,456 IP addresses.

That means there can be an IP address for every dollar of the national debt!


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

45 posted on 01/26/2011 3:28:32 PM PST by The Comedian (Obama is just the cherry on top of the $hit sundae of fraud the democrats have become.)
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To: F15Eagle
Well, this is getting interesting...and convenient. Bill Gates wants to track everyone in the world with cell phone technology, and Obama wants a kill switch on the Net along with an new ‘improved’ ID system.
46 posted on 01/26/2011 4:52:46 PM PST by 444Flyer ("The contest for ages has been to rescue liberty from the grasp of executive power." -Daniel Webster)
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