Less than 10 percent of IPv4 addresses left

By Jos ยท 4 replies
Jan 22, 2010
  1. We've been hearing about an upgrade to the Internet's main communications protocol for years and yet IPv6 is still in its infancy when it comes to deployment. However, with fewer than 10 percent of IPv4 addresses remaining available for allocation it seems as though time has finally come to ramp up adoption.

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  2. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,690   +96

    So its beginning of the end for IPv4 ...... bring on IPv6 :)
  3. shossofe

    shossofe TS Enthusiast Posts: 47

    omg, I'm part of that 10%
  4. Very large blocks of addresses are being held but not used by class A and B users. Fix the problem by taking the unused addresses from the universities. Everybody is behind a NAT router anyway.

    No body needs a network IP address that is being promoted as the reason for IPV6.
  5. Yes lets keep prolonging an archaic protocol that was never designed to be used at this level. Keep patching it up and we will never have problems with it. Are you freaking nuts? Patching old programs and protocols always gives you more problems than just doing it right the first time. Yes IPv4 can be extended with NAT, but eventually you will have to do double NAT or maybe triple NAT. Any network engineer will tell you that that cruising for trouble. The ISPs need to bite the bullet and upgrade because the longer they put off the transition, the more costly it will be for them.
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