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The Internet Sky Is Still Falling

Internet insiders have warned that IPv4 addresses were running out for over a decade, and if we didn't adopt IPv6, the Internet would come to a standstill. Years ago some geniuses figured out a way to extend IPv4, but those tricks couldn't keep the old standard creaking along forever.

Now ICANN, which distributes IP addresses, says it has completely run out of IPv4 addresses. However, there are regional registries that get addresses from ICANN, and these registries still have an inventory of IPv4 addresses to act as a bit of a buffer.

Major vendors such as Microsoft have had plenty of time to add IPv6 support, so I hope and expect the transition to be smooth.

Then again, I'm not an expert. Many of you are, so tell how this move will play out at [email protected]

Posted by Doug Barney on 02/11/2011 at 1:18 PM


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