Running out of IP addresses

January 31, 2011

At present, all our sites are facing the internet on a public IP address. This IP address is much like a phone number, registered at a directory. IPv4 addresses have a maximum number of combinations possible, and accross the whole interent, we are almost out.

IPv6  which there is already support for on Windows server 2008 & Windows Vista onwards, includes a great deal of changes for us in the business.  More from BBC Technology news below.

“The event that triggers their distribution is widely expected to take place in the next few days.

When that happens each of the five regional agencies that hand out net addresses will get one of the remaining blocks of 16 million addresses.The addresses in those last five blocks are expected to be completely exhausted by September 2011”.

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Posted by Kieran Donnelly