View Full Version : Report: The End of the Internet Is Near

07-07-2008, 03:38 PM
The end of the Internet is near ó and in less than three years, according to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.

The reason? More than 85% of the available addresses have already been allocated and the OECD predicts we will have run out completely by early 2011.

These arenít the normal web addresses you type into your browserís window, and which were recently freed up by Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the body responsible for allocating domain names, to allow thousands of new internet domains ending in, for instance, .newyork, .london or .xxx.

Beneath those names lie numerical Internet protocol addresses that denote individual devices connected to the internet. These form the foundation for all online communications, from e-mail and web pages to voice chat and streaming video.

link (http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,376871,00.html)

Hurry post now before it all comes to an end.

07-07-2008, 03:53 PM
Not to worry. When Obamessiah is elected, he'll fix everything. :rolleyes: As you were people. :p

07-07-2008, 04:19 PM
link (http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,376871,00.html)

Hurry post now before it all comes to an end.

What a bunch of 'Horse Pucky'!Address translations
are almost infinite.Simply add another field to the already existing one .
Take a look at the extentions to Zip codes !

Internet Addressing

Internet addressing growth map.IPv4 uses 32-bit (four-byte) addresses, which limits the address space to 4,294,967,296 (232) possible unique addresses. However, some are reserved for special purposes such as private networks (~18 million addresses) or multicast addresses (~16 million addresses). This reduces the number of addresses that can be allocated as public Internet addresses. As the number of addresses available are consumed, an IPv4 address shortage appears to be inevitable, however Network Address Translation (NAT) has significantly delayed this inevitability.
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Exhaustion: IP address exhaustion

Since the 1980s, there has been concern that the number of available IP(v4) addresses is being exhausted. This was the driving factor in classful networks and then later in the creation of CIDR addressing.

Today, there are several driving forces to the next address allocation solution:

Mobile devices ó laptop computers, PDAs, mobile phones
Always-on devices ó ADSL modems, cable modems
Rapidly growing number of Internet users
The most visible solution is to migrate to IPv6 since the address size jumps dramatically from 32 bits to 128 bits, which would allow each of about 18 quintillion people their own set of 18 quintillion addresses (3.4e38 total addresses). However, migration has proved to be a challenge in itself, and total Internet adoption of IPv6 is unlikely to occur for many years.

Some things that can be done to mitigate the IPv4 address exhaustion are (not mutually exclusive):


07-07-2008, 05:00 PM
[SIZE="3"]Take a look at the extentions to Zip codes !

Point. Set. Match.

Also, area codes. Someday there probably will be need for more area codes than can be covered by a little less than 1000 numbers. More than likely, phone companies will add another set of 3 digits.

07-07-2008, 05:05 PM
I just saw this on the news. They said with so many other countires getting online, the numbers originally alloted will be used up in about 3 years. The upgrade will be expensive and no one wants to pay.

07-07-2008, 05:12 PM
[SIZE="3"]What a bunch of 'Horse Pucky'!Address translations
are almost infinite.Simply add another field to the already existing one .
Take a look at the extentions to Zip codes !

Yes, this is a bunch of crap. Why hasn't most of the internet 'backbone' (Global Crossing et. al.) migrated completely to IPv6 yet? All their hardware supports it. Every major "modern" OS supports it, so why hasn't it happened? The answer is simple, it's not needed yet. When business and carriers face the choice of not making money Vs. converting their network edges to IPv6 you can bet IPv6 will be adopted. Much of the grunt work for that is already in place. When IANA begins to allocate only IPv6 space, because that's all thats left, then we'll see adoption on higher scales.

07-07-2008, 06:21 PM
Oh, no!!! What will Al Bore do now? :eek: