[LINK] Forum on high speed bandwidth in Australia

Tom Koltai tomk at unwired.com.au
Thu May 7 17:39:43 EST 2009



> -----Original Message-----
> From: link-bounces at mailman1.anu.edu.au 
> [mailto:link-bounces at mailman1.anu.edu.au] On Behalf Of Rick Welykochy
> Sent: Thursday, 7 May 2009 3:46 PM
> Cc: link at anu.edu.au
> Subject: Re: [LINK] Forum on high speed bandwidth in Australia
> 
> 
> Marghanita da Cruz wrote:
> 
> > A couple of storiess....that may be of relevance to the 
> subject if not 
> > the form
> > of the forum:
> [SNIP]
> > 
> <http://www.siliconindia.com/shownews/Communic>
ation_to_be_easy_and_fas
> > ter_-nid-56273.html>
> > 
> >  > It is believed that the IP4 addresses will run out by 
> April 2010, 
> > which will
> > make it necessary for users to move over to IPv6, or the 
> next version that 
> > supports a total of 16 billion IP addresses
> 
> What does that last sentence mean? Can IP4 be extended 
> somehow to accommodate 16 billion addresses instead of the 
> current 4 billion (approx)?
> 

Actually, I don't see a problem.
We just insert the country code as the prefix - and then every country
has 16 billion addresses.
<GRIN>


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