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The Internet Is Running Out of IP Addresses?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by teeniegenie, Jan 26, 2011.

  1. teeniegenie

    teeniegenie Supreme Member

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    Saw this story and thought some of you may find it interesting. I searched around and didn't see it posted anywhere else on BHW. I usually take the stance that the media tries to play things up more than they really need to but I do have to wonder if there will be problems if/when we run out of IPv4 addresses. Hopefully the transition to IPv6 won't be as rough as the story makes it to be.

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    http://www.news.com.au/technology/t...is-anyones-guess/story-e6frfro0-1225995086627
     
  2. wrangler

    wrangler Regular Member

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    Teh interwebs will melt and we'll all dies, just like 31 Dec 1999. Actually it's not really a problem. We just have to have enough to last us (sharing?) until Dec 2012, when the world will end anyway.
     
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    2012 makes me laugh every time :D
     
  4. teeniegenie

    teeniegenie Supreme Member

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    Yeah exactly, the article makes it seem like the world is going to end (Y2K all over again?). I just don't know enough about what they're discussing to know whether there is any truth to it or if it is just something to fill an empty spot on the newspaper's website...
     
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    popcrdom29 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I read about this about 6 months ago and it seems they still haven't come up with a viable solution. Whatever they decide to do, it's still going to be a problem.

    I agree with wrangler, 2012 is near and the world will end anyway; lol including the internet. This is a man made disaster.
     
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    HoNeYBiRD Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    these guys even have a counter on their site which says 6 days remaining with 27,3M IPv4 addresses, but perhaps it is not a coincidence that they have an IPv6 site :)
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    http://ipv6.he.net/
     
  7. negligence

    negligence Regular Member

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    Why would it be a problem? Take a look at what Honeybird says below, IPv6 has been out as an option for years -- there's just no true need for it just yet. I think every VPS or Dedi that i've bought in the past 2 years has included an v6 IP :)
     
  8. Chronos

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    It's not that big of a deal, we all run on IPv4 currently, and all computers have the protocol to run IPv6, so ...