• Internet Armageddon: Internet to be out of IP addresses within weeks
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[quote=Sydney Morning Herald]The "father of the internet" says the world is going to run out of internet addresses "within weeks" – and it will be all his fault. Google's chief internet evangelist, Vint Cerf, who created the web protocol, IPv4, that connects computers globally, said he had no idea that his "experiment" in 1977 "wouldn't end". "I thought it was an experiment and I thought that 4.3 billion [addresses] would be enough to do an experiment," he said in group interview with Fairfax journalists. Advertisement: Story continues below The protocol underpinning the net, known as IPv4, provides only about 4 billion IP addresses - not website domain names, but the unique sequence of numbers assigned to each computer, website or other internet-connected device. The explosion in the number of people, devices and web services on the internet means there are only a few million left. The allocation of those addresses is set to run out very shortly but the industry is moving towards a new version, called IPv6, which will offer trillions of addresses for every person on the planet. "Who the hell knew how much address space we needed?," Cerf said.[/quote] So yeah, basically until they release/switch to IPv6, the internet will soon be out of new IP addresses. Makes sense considering how fast the Internet has grown, but holy shit only a few weeks? For more of the article, here's the source: [url=http://www.smh.com.au/technology/technology-news/internet-armageddon-all-my-fault-google-chief-20110121-19z9i.html]Source[/url]
Yeah but this has been known for years and still no one has bothered to try to make the switch.
It really is freaky thinking of the internet as a finite entity. I'm wondering what's holding them back from the change.
How many of those IP's are currently disused/hoarded?
Shit! We ran out of internet juice! Mike! Throw more gnomes into the woodchipper!
[QUOTE=Alxnotorious;27558275]It really is freaky thinking of the internet as a finite entity. I'm wondering what's holding them back from the change.[/QUOTE] Legacy companies don't exist, or produce IPv6 hardware. Manufacturers don't want to spend the money updating networking firmware. On top of that, the hardware that will support the firmware upgrades is nil present.
[QUOTE=MIPS;27558366]How many of those IP's are currently disused/hoarded?[/QUOTE] How many of those IP's are being used for porn?
Hey guys, I know a dude who's been hording IP addresses for years. He's got dozens of them just sitting in a closet. If you're interested, I can hook you up with some sweet IPv4s.
So, time to start whoring and using fancy DNS tricks to get more IPs?
Why haven't we switched to IPv6 yet again?
ahaha oh shit we're fucked! wonder what'll happen when all the IP's are used up
[QUOTE=FFStudios;27558554]ahaha oh shit we're fucked! wonder what'll happen when all the IP's are used up[/QUOTE] No more porn.
i'm downloading all my porn and putting steam in offline mode see you after the blowout fellow stalkers
Oh God say it isn't so. :ohdear: [editline]21st January 2011[/editline] It is so. Gentlemen, it's been a privilege posting with you. [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p1k29GBYd-o[/media]
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[QUOTE=lead_farmer;27558464]Hey guys, I know a dude who's been hording IP addresses for years. He's got dozens of them just sitting in a closet. If you're interested, I can hook you up with some sweet IPv4s.[/QUOTE] I can't get high off that shit.
[QUOTE=FFStudios;27558554]ahaha oh shit we're fucked! wonder what'll happen when all the IP's are used up[/QUOTE] Oh, just the usual. Anarchy, war, death, everything you'd expect for people to do when they can't log in Facebook no longer. :unsmith:
A172.16.254.1 The world is saved.
Let's all huddle together in fear now like lice in a burning wig. :smith:
I don't get how running out of IP Addresses could be a problem, there must be something I'm not getting. Why would anyone who already has an IP be in trouble?
Damn so much for changing my IP all the time. :ohdear:
[QUOTE=Skelmech;27558850]I don't get how running out of IP Addresses could be a problem, there must be something I'm not getting. Why would anyone who already has an IP be in trouble?[/QUOTE] Dynamic IPs. A lot of people are assigned an IP when they connect to the internet and if there are no available IPs, bad things happen and people die.
what does it mean?
Does IPv6 need to supported at the hardware level or software?
[QUOTE=sloppy_joes;27559016]Dynamic IPs. A lot of people are assigned an IP when they connect to the internet and if there are no available IPs, bad things happen and people die.[/QUOTE] joke's on them, I have a static IP
[QUOTE=winsanity;27559097]Does IPv6 need to supported at the hardware level or software?[/QUOTE] Both.
[QUOTE=winsanity;27559097]Does IPv6 need to supported at the hardware level or software?[/QUOTE] depends on the platform. On modern computers, it's purely software thats the limitation. On embedded devices, it's most likely both.
Static IP fuck yeah :smug:
Why don't they make mobile devices have one IP instead of giving them their own? I thought that's what they were going to do about it. [editline]21st January 2011[/editline] [QUOTE=Timebomb757;27559598]Static IP fuck yeah :smug:[/QUOTE] No fair.
[QUOTE=a-k-t-w;27559624]Why don't they make mobile devices have one IP instead of giving them their own? I thought that's what they were going to do about it.[/QUOTE] NAT routing on that level usually fucks a little with the internet. Though they do that some places.
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