Internet was running out of addresses

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by texan, Jun 6, 2012.

  1. texan

    texan Well-Known Member

    The Internet now has 340 trillion trillion trillion addresses

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- One of the crucial mechanisms powering the Internet got a giant,
    years-in-the-making overhaul on Wednesday.

    When we say "giant," we're not kidding. Silly-sounding huge number alert: The Internet's address
    book grew from "just" 4.3 billion unique addresses to 340 undecillion (that's 340 trillion trillion trillion).
    That's a growth factor of 79 octillion (billion billion billion).

    If it all goes right, you won't notice a thing. And that's the point.
    The Internet is running out of addresses, and if nothing were done, you certainly
    would notice. New devices simply wouldn't be able to connect.

    To prevent that from happening, the Internet Society, a global standards-setting organization
    with headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland; and Reston, Va., has been working for years to
    launch a new Internet Protocol (IP) standard called IPv6.

    IPV6: Internet has 340 trillion trillion trillion addresses - Jun. 6, 2012






     
  2. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Website addresses, also called URL's, were created to make it easier to access the Internet. Rather than type in an IP address for each site you want to visit you simply type in the URL or Google the site name. For example, rather than typing 192.168.1.1, you type www.BrownCafe.com.

    Hard to believe that they are running out of IP addresses.
     
  3. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    Yeah, but think of how many addresses the average house old has. In my house (that I can think of right now):

    1 PC, 2 laptops, 3 smartphones, 1 DVD player...

    And I know my son has other crap that goes online.
     
  4. upsmanclt

    upsmanclt Member

    That's a whole lot of porn sites.
     
  5. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    Good point. Thank God we won't be running out of those!
     
  6. Baba gounj

    Baba gounj pensioner

    If one was to just cancel all those sites linking to bhos' election campaign , a good chunk clutter would disappear.
     
  7. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    I suppose a lot of space could be gained if we stopped this fruitless crusade to find the "missing" birth certificate.
     
  8. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    Do away with all the porn !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  9. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    Silly girl, if we did that all you'd get is meatball recipes when you searched for meatball recipes!
     
  10. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    ...and you would put the people who make the keyboard protectors out of business....
     
  11. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    I always thought those were for spilled coffee......