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We are running out of IP addresses!

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  1. trevor1617

    trevor1617 BANNED BANNED

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    CNN reports that we will run out of IP addresses within the next 12 months. They say there are two roads, one where there would be a black market for IP's and the other developing IPv6. Hmmmm black market made me start thinking. Something about that world "Black" made me think of blackhat right away. Anyone else?

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  2. SalviaIncense

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    Of course if you spend most of your life here that will be first thing to come in mind. Get a life! JK ;)
     
  3. anti_dote

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    Yeah i have been hearing these stories like from past 2-3 Years that ipv4 pool will be filled and blah blah we should move to ipv6 but i read some article about ipv6 they are very vulnerable and they gave access root to bad people so right at this moment not possible and i would care least about it coz that's not my job to worry only people who should worry is ISP'S my job is to make online money and pay them and get the service Done That's it so do not worry and think for some creative idea that can make you money instead of worrying about ips :eek:
     
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    yeah, not the first time we hear that alright. If i remember correctly there was a crisis like 2-3-4 years ago. Than along came NAT and corporations stopped using 1000+ IPs. Guess those ran out? New system maybe? Or finally ipv6 ?
     
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    This was realized at least 8 years ago. One option discussed at the time was to start using 8 digits instead of four.

    Glenn
     
  6. izm

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    that's cool with me, it makes tougher on ip banning cause so many of them are reused.

    look at DSLs. lol
     
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    "But, according to statements from prominent internet thinkers this week, we may run out of internet protocol -- or IP -- addresses in less than a year."

    Have you noticed that "may" there?
    Makes me think that it's just another bullshit as usual.
     
  8. izm

    izm Regular Member

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    I'm bout to run some of those through my websites to see if I have any NASA scientists downloading my porn.
     
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    Linux first began adding IPv6 support in 1996.

    Not every x.*.*.* block is created equal. Class C ranges have less usable addresses than B or A. D and E aren't even used at all because there's no point.

    You can see the current assignment of IPv4 address space here:
    http://www.iana.org/assignments/ipv4-address-space/ipv4-address-space.xml

    If anything, we should start taking some of the /8 blocks back from the US Department of Defense. :p

    Additional reading: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CIDR#CIDR_blocks
     
  10. minute80

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    Nothing to worry about. As other have already said, this story has been running for years now. They just take ip addresses where they aren't used, like from governments and universities.

    IP addresses are not oil, that evaporates into thin air. As long as they are sold at 3 USD max, there is no shortage.
     
  11. izm

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    oil cant evaporate...
     
  12. anti_dote

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    nothing to worry about. As other have already said, this story has been running for years now. They just take ip addresses where they aren't used, like from governments and universities.

    Ip addresses are not oil, that evaporates into thin air. As long as they are sold at 3 usd max, there is no shortage.


    I think he meant Petrol because petrol can evaporate :D
     
  13. minute80

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    It was a metaphore. :rolleyes:

     
  14. wrangler

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    What a waste - all that effort to introduce IPv6, and then the world ends in Dec 2012. Oh well.
     
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