Thursday, 13 May 2010

We Have a Reprieve!

June 18, 2008

"By 9 Jan 2011, the underlying machinery of the internet that generates [IP addresses] will run out. We only had four billion, and in the past 10 years we have gone through almost all of them."

No need to panic, they were off on that estimate.

May 11, 2010

According to the latest estimates, there are only around 300 million IPv4 addresses still available, and they're being used up faster than ever thanks to the explosion of web-enabled mobile devices such as smartphones. At current rates, claims a report by the BBC, the last batch of addresses will have to be released by 9 September, 2011.

That's so much better now, isn't it?

In all seriousness, there is a proposed solution. One that should make you all warm and fuzzy. Not!

5 comments:

wyndtunnel said...

Seems Susan is leaning towards the Dark Side! All hail Zoltar! ;-)

Catelli said...

LOL.

I still stand by my sentiment that if I'm going to dominated by an evil conciousness, I want it to sound sexy!

wyndtunnel said...

Have you ever been to eyeconomics.com? I think you will find it MOST interesting...it's all about the future of IP...

http://www.eyeconomics.com/eyecononomics.com/Home.html

Catelli said...

Very interesting. I liked the presentation on IpV4/V6 stagflation.

wyndtunnel said...

Thought you might like it!