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  • North America runs out of IPv4 addresses

    I have no idea whether this is any cause for concern or not...

    http://fortune.com/2015/09/24/we-are...pv4-addresses/

    Mossy and I have been used to our modem/router acting up occasionally in the past, and after rebooting it we'd end up with a different WAN IP address. If that happens again, would we be unable to acquire a new address as before? I don't even understand how IPv6 works -- though if I remember right our current modem/router supports it.

    Again, do I need to be concerned?
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    No!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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    • #3
      Short Answer: No,

      Long Answer. Not really. Most ISP's have a bunch of surplus IP's (IPv4) that they can continue to hand out. However, any new allocations of IP's are not going to be permitted. IPv6 is the thing most ISP's will transition to when they are out of IPv4 addressees.
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      • #4
        Originally posted by Irate Canadian View Post
        Short Answer: No,

        Long Answer. Not really. Most ISP's have a bunch of surplus IP's (IPv4) that they can continue to hand out. However, any new allocations of IP's are not going to be permitted. IPv6 is the thing most ISP's will transition to when they are out of IPv4 addressees.
        Yeah

        It's like when Johnny Carson announced a toilet paper shortage in California (there wasn't) and he actually created one by saying that.

        Most ISPs hoarded IP addresses because of the fear that they would run out. And most ISPs are smart enough to know that their less tech savvy customers may not be prepared for IPv6 addresses.
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        • #5
          We were promised an IP in every pot!!!!

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Teallaura View Post
            We were promised an IP in every pot!!!!
            4.3 billion devices. The future (v.6) format 340 undecillion devices.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by 37818 View Post
              4.3 billion devices. The future (v.6) format 340 undecillion devices.
              Yeah, but how do we get 'em in the pot?


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              • #8
                Originally posted by Teallaura View Post
                Yeah, but how do we get 'em in the pot?
                Send them to Colorado.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by lao tzu View Post
                  Send them to Colorado.
                  Or London!

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                  • #10
                    So when we get to v8 do we have to drink the vegetable juice?


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                    • #11
                      No! We get bigger cars!


                      Vroom, vroom!

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                      • #12
                        I blame the spambots for hogging all the IPv4 addresses. Stupid spambots.


                        Originally posted by Teallaura View Post
                        Yeah, but how do we get 'em in the pot?

                        The answer's been around for years.
                        http://www.projecthoneypot.org
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by mossrose View Post
                          So when we get to v8 do we have to drink the vegetable juice?
                          No, you get bigger fines for producing more carbon.
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