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The Melody Maker
09-26-2015, 07:23 PM
I have no idea whether this is any cause for concern or not...

http://fortune.com/2015/09/24/we-are-out-of-ipv4-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? :huh:

mossrose
09-26-2015, 07:29 PM
:stunned:


No!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Irate Canadian
09-26-2015, 08:50 PM
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.

Cow Poke
09-27-2015, 05:04 AM
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.

Teallaura
09-27-2015, 06:23 AM
:rant: We were promised an IP in every pot!!!!

37818
09-27-2015, 07:34 AM
:rant: We were promised an IP in every pot!!!!

4.3 billion devices. The future (v.6) format 340 undecillion devices.

Teallaura
09-27-2015, 10:16 AM
4.3 billion devices. The future (v.6) format 340 undecillion devices.

Yeah, but how do we get 'em in the pot?

:pot:

Juvenal
09-27-2015, 10:21 AM
Yeah, but how do we get 'em in the pot?

Send them to Colorado.

Teallaura
09-27-2015, 10:23 AM
Send them to Colorado.
:idea: Or London!

mossrose
09-27-2015, 11:00 AM
So when we get to v8 do we have to drink the vegetable juice?

Teallaura
09-27-2015, 11:18 AM
No! We get bigger cars!


Vroom, vroom!

The Melody Maker
09-27-2015, 12:45 PM
I blame the spambots for hogging all the IPv4 addresses. Stupid spambots. :brood:



Yeah, but how do we get 'em in the pot?

:pot:
The answer's been around for years. :yes:
http://www.projecthoneypot.org

Cow Poke
09-27-2015, 02:53 PM
So when we get to v8 do we have to drink the vegetable juice?

No, you get bigger fines for producing more carbon.