Posted 12 May 2004 - 02:48 PM
Posted 12 May 2004 - 02:53 PM
Edited by kobs, 12 May 2004 - 02:54 PM.
Posted 12 May 2004 - 05:11 PM
the routers that share your dsl or cable connection do this. they assign all the computers on your network an ip something like 192.168.x.x this way you can have 64K computers hooked up to this one network, all using a single internet connection, with no need for ipv6. and everyone else with a broadband internet connection can do the same, so you are reusing ip's privately. this is one sidestep to get around the problem of running out of ip's.
32bit addressing(4 octets) allows only 4billion ip's last year i read that there were going to be 3 billion used by 2005. and to this end, some newer universities overseas aren't allotted the same bumber of ipv4 ip's the american universities have. most universiteis have a class B ip block. for example usf ownes 131.247.x.x there are some universities in india that were only assigned 8 ip's total. this means they have to use ipv6 or use the 8 ip's as the internet accessible ip's and gateway a huge private subnet.
Posted 12 May 2004 - 07:25 PM
Basically your dog could have 16K IP addresses and we wouldn't come close to exhausting them anytime soon. This is an upgrade that we need and, barring the discovery of several new alien species across the galaxy, will keep us occupied for a LONG time.
Posted 12 May 2004 - 08:02 PM
Posted 13 May 2004 - 01:54 PM
Posted 13 May 2004 - 10:16 PM
Posted 13 May 2004 - 10:25 PM
Edited by GIJoe, 13 May 2004 - 10:26 PM.
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