Internet Busy Signal???

Internet Busy Signal???

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Thu Sep 25, 2008 10:20 am


http://technology.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/tech_and_web/article4819803.ece
This link is broken, either the page no longer exists or there is some other issue like a typo.
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Re: Internet Busy Signal???

PostBy: Richard S. On: Thu Sep 25, 2008 5:06 pm

I wouldn't be overly concerned about this as you can have multiple devices connected to the same IP or in the case of this server multiple IP's on the same device. Yep I'm a IP hog. :lol: I need them though. The router in between directs the traffic to the appropriate place. The amount of devices connected to a single IP is really only limited by the hardware you have AFAIK. Rationing of IP's may be a possibility but that is the farthest I can see this going at the most.

For example if you have a cable modem connection the modem is connected to the router, all traffic for the IP you have been assigned is first directed to the modem them directed to the router. Connected to the router can be multiple computers, game consoles or whatever.
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Re: Internet Busy Signal???

PostBy: av8r On: Thu Oct 02, 2008 7:33 am

While they will eventually run out of public facing IPV4 IP addresses, IPV6, which is in production now, solves all of that. And you have RFC1918 address space as well which isn't routable, but is typically used internally, then natted out to the web. RFC1918 addresses can be used by anyone internally and while you can't use the same IP on the same network, you can use the same IP on different networks.

Bottomline....we'll never run out of address space.
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