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Internet Society announces World IPv6 Launch day for June 6

By Matthew · 15 replies
Jan 18, 2012
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  1. The Internet Society has announced that it's working with major ISPs, makers of home networking equipment and Web companies to permanently enable IPv6. Said to be the largest transition in…

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  2. why not skip straight to ip8!
  3. Rasta211

    Rasta211 TS Booster Posts: 221   +36

    I'm trying to write this 34 undecillion number. Does that mean I write the number 34 followed by 36 zero's to get undecillion?
  4. Holyscrap

    Holyscrap TS Enthusiast Posts: 46   +22

    its 340 undecillion so its 34 with 37 zeroes followingso the magic number is 3.4e+38 or
  5. I lost count after 34 trillion..... :(
  6. PinothyJ

    PinothyJ TS Guru Posts: 490   +38

    That is interesting. Internode, a South Australian ISP, has recently been purchased by iiNet, another Australian ISP, which already owns Westnet (a Western Australian ISP) yet the latter are not participating :S?

    How strange…
  7. Scshadow

    Scshadow TS Evangelist Posts: 574   +228

    I'm scared of the day we outgrow IPv6. I mean... we could say its impossible and logically thinking it probably actually is, but oh how many times in the past have we proclaimed things impossible when it comes to tech.
  8. I wonder if we can dispose of NAT on our routers. So each device on a LAN can have its own external IP?
  9. Hahaha..Well said...
  10. NAT?

  11. Per Hansson

    Per Hansson TS Server Guru Posts: 1,966   +223

    We will never outgrow IPv6, there are more addresses available than there are grains of sand on this planet.
    That being said it could become outdated for some other reason, but not due to running out of a address space I assure you!
  12. yRaz

    yRaz Nigerian Prince Posts: 2,937   +2,261

    What if we give all the sand an IP address?
  13. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 3,507   +1,308

    I reckon we'll start to get low on IPv6 addresses when we either discover aliens and we integrate our networks with theirs, Or we start to colonize other planets and we really do start to grow the size we currently are on multiple planets, thinking Mass Effect style.
  14. SCJake

    SCJake TS Rookie Posts: 80

    Never say never my friend. just like we'll never have biocomputers... cough cough israel cough cough

    i mean its totally impossible to make a computer out of 100% DNA right? we'll never have one cough cough israel cough cough
  15. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,016   +1,560

    Conceptually, but for administration and control reasons, we are better off with NAT.
    Consider the level of skill a home user would need to defend him/herself if directly attached to the network.
    The SPI feature alone in our routers is worth setting behind a NAT router.
  16. Somian

    Somian TS Rookie

    yeah… perhaps, one day, there will be trillions of nano-bots in our drinking water, cleaning it. But with this number, we could fill the oceans with nanobots and they could still have their own IPv6 :D

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