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Author Topic: IPv4 is over, turn off the lights  (Read 8806 times)

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Re: IPv4 is over, turn off the lights
« Reply #120 on: April 14, 2011, 06:43:45 pm »

Well, look on the bright side, after we switch to IPv6, we won't have this kind of problem again for a VERY long time.

340,282,366,920,938,463,463,374,607,431,768,211,456 addresses.
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Re: IPv4 is over, turn off the lights
« Reply #121 on: April 14, 2011, 07:27:54 pm »

Well, look on the bright side, after we switch to IPv6, we won't have this kind of problem again for a VERY long time.

340,282,366,920,938,463,463,374,607,431,768,211,456 addresses.

In a show of ludicrous skepticism that makes no sense, I give it about 3 hours.
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Re: IPv4 is over, turn off the lights
« Reply #122 on: April 14, 2011, 07:28:59 pm »

We'll just invent mobile devices that everyone in the world gets a dozen of that take up sixteen IP addresses each. After all, if we're not actively attempting to deplete the world's IP address supplies as fast as possible, we're not making scientific progress.
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Re: IPv4 is over, turn off the lights
« Reply #123 on: April 14, 2011, 07:31:19 pm »

We'll just invent mobile devices that everyone in the world gets a dozen of that take up sixteen IP addresses each. After all, if we're not actively attempting to deplete the world's IP address supplies as fast as possible, we're not making scientific progress.

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Re: IPv4 is over, turn off the lights
« Reply #124 on: April 14, 2011, 07:34:51 pm »

Gentlemen, the Internet Apocalypse will come. We must all pray to Toady for assistance.
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Re: IPv4 is over, turn off the lights
« Reply #125 on: April 14, 2011, 07:38:46 pm »

Does IPv6 increase the number of ports?
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Re: IPv4 is over, turn off the lights
« Reply #126 on: April 14, 2011, 07:55:49 pm »

Well, crap.

Hold on extra hard to your tinfoil hats, people.
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Re: IPv4 is over, turn off the lights
« Reply #127 on: April 14, 2011, 08:48:16 pm »

Does IPv6 increase the number of ports?
Good question. DO we need more ports, too?
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Re: IPv4 is over, turn off the lights
« Reply #128 on: April 14, 2011, 11:13:47 pm »

Does IPv6 increase the number of ports?
Good question. DO we need more ports, too?

yes. Makes port competition more avoidable and makes port scanning less productive.
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Re: IPv4 is over, turn off the lights
« Reply #129 on: May 08, 2011, 08:25:39 am »

As a person in one of the member countries of the APNIC, I can assure you that most of us are blissfully unaware of this threat of doom that stands upon us, I however have constructed a secret base to survive the forthcoming apocalypse.
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Re: IPv4 is over, turn off the lights
« Reply #130 on: May 08, 2011, 08:31:41 am »

Why in the name of 4chan are they doing this shit!?

WHY CAN'T THEY KEEP IT HOW IT WAS!?
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Re: IPv4 is over, turn off the lights
« Reply #131 on: May 08, 2011, 08:37:52 am »

Because there won't be enough IP adresses for everyone if we stay on IPv4. And for the moment, no one is doing anything, just waiting for them to actually run out and crash.
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Re: IPv4 is over, turn off the lights
« Reply #132 on: May 08, 2011, 08:41:04 am »

10/10   for your IPv4 stability and readiness, when publishers offer both IPv4 and IPv6
0/10   for your IPv6 stability and readiness, when publishers are forced to go IPv6 only

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Re: IPv4 is over, turn off the lights
« Reply #133 on: May 08, 2011, 08:44:52 am »

Or just run out and....run out.

It's not as if the entire IP namespace is going to evaporate if it's full--in the same way that if the postal service runs out of ZIP codes, all the mailboxes in the country don't burst into flames. Home networks aren't the problem. Most operate behind a router nowadays, so the whole home is taking up precisely one (usually dynamic) IP. It's the mobile gadgets like smartphones and iPads that have been the big explosion.

Upgrades will happen, even if they're a little kludgy and painful for a while, in the same way we broke the 640k memory barrier, the same way we got past Y2K, the same way we (in the US) converted from analog TV to digital, the same way pretty much all computer technology advances--people will come up with some various implementations of a new standard, the marketplace will decide which ones survive and which don't, and eventually obsolescence will force everyone to play catch-up.


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Re: IPv4 is over, turn off the lights
« Reply #134 on: May 08, 2011, 08:49:23 am »

It's not as if the entire IP namespace is going to evaporate if it's full--in the same way that if the postal service runs out of ZIP codes, all the mailboxes in the country don't burst into flames.

I don't believe you. The Postal Service has to be doing somthing with all the money being thrown at them, and if it isn't combating Fatal Postal Combustion, then what?
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