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    World Will Run Out of Internet Addresses in Less Than a Year

    Experts predict the world will run out of internet addresses in less than a year, the Sydney Morning Herald reported Monday.

    The internet protocol used by the majority of web users, IPv4, provides for about four billion IP addresses -- the unique 32-digit number used to identify each computer, website or internet-connected device.

    There are currently only 232 million IP addresses left -- enough for about 340 days -- thanks to the explosion in smartphones and other web-enabled devices.

    "When the IPv4 protocol was developed 30 years ago, it seemed to be a reasonable attempt at providing enough addresses," carrier relations manager at Australian internet service provider (ISP) Internode John Lindsay told the Herald.

    "Bearing in mind that at that point personal computers didn't really exist, the idea that mobile phones might want an IP address hadn't occurred to anybody because mobile phones hadn't been invented [and] the idea that air-conditioners and refrigerators might want them was utterly ludicrous."


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    No wonder Obama wants an internet kill switch
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    IPv6 is already supported by Windows and Cisco.

    We ain't running out of anything.
    I'm your huckleberry...

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    Do not war for peace. If you must war, war for justice. For without justice there is no peace. -me

    We are who we choose to be.

    R.I.P. Arielle. 08/20/2010-09/16/2012


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    Breaking : World Running Dangerously Short of Dire Predictions

    I should write that up and see if I can get The Onion to run it

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    Quote Originally Posted by lewisipso View Post
    the idea that air-conditioners and refrigerators might want them was utterly ludicrous."
    They'll get what they want eventually. Even if they have to take over the world to do it!

 

 

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