• IPv6 net address launch day fixed
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[url]http://www.bbc.co.uk/go/rss/int/news/-/news/technology-16601636[/url]
Hell, it's about time
I just hope my ISP will switch to this.
[quote]Internet service providers (ISP) taking part have promised that by the launch date they will have enabled at least 1% of their fixed line subscribers to visit IPv6-enabled websites.[/quote] Uh, woo?
So IPv6 is essentially unlimited?
[QUOTE=Mr. Someguy;34261060]So IPv6 is essentially unlimited?[/QUOTE] It has so many addresses that it may as well be, by the time we would effectively run out we may be using a completely different system.
[QUOTE=robotman5;34261029]I just hope my ISP will switch to this.[/QUOTE] Shocking enough, it appears my shitty ISP is, so there's hope. [QUOTE=Mr. Someguy;34261060]So IPv6 is essentially unlimited?[/QUOTE] I'm sure someone said that about IPv4 at one point in time. But, it does seem IPv6 will last quite a while. [QUOTE=Smasher 006;34261076]It has so many addresses that it may as well be, by the time we would effectively run out we may be using a completely different system.[/QUOTE] You are not considering the possibility of alien civilizations.
[QUOTE=Smasher 006;34261076]It has so many addresses that it may as well be, by the time we would effectively run out we may be using a completely different system.[/QUOTE] By the time it runs out we'll be using the Extranet or some shit
[QUOTE=Mr. Someguy;34261060]So IPv6 is essentially unlimited?[/QUOTE] It has 3.4x(10^38) addresses. That's a number so big that even Google refuses to put in all the zeros.
It has 3,400,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 addresses available. [editline]17th January 2012[/editline] That is, it has 1/3rd of a Googol. That's an unbelievably massive number.
I really don't like IPv6 addresses. I mean compare this... 66.249.71.16 to: 3ffe:6a88:85a3:08d3:1319:8a2e:0370:7344 No way in hell I'm ever going to memorize that.
Kind of hard to give something a launch day in the future when it's been in use for years. But I understand what they're doing, you have to give the PR guys something to work with.
[QUOTE=Mr. Someguy;34261060]So IPv6 is essentially unlimited?[/QUOTE] Considering that there are more available addresses than stars in the observable universe (by quite a few orders of magnitude), I would have say yes.
[QUOTE=Dlaor-guy;34261492]I really don't like IPv6 addresses. I mean compare this... 66.249.71.16 to: 3ffe:6a88:85a3:08d3:1319:8a2e:0370:7344 No way in hell I'm ever going to memorize that.[/QUOTE] Yeah, remembering IP addresses sucks, if only we had something like a Domain Name System and Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol, that would make everything easier.
[QUOTE=Dlaor-guy;34261492]I really don't like IPv6 addresses. I mean compare this... 66.249.71.16 to: 3ffe:6a88:85a3:08d3:1319:8a2e:0370:7344 No way in hell I'm ever going to memorize that.[/QUOTE] So thus domain names become a whole lot more useful.
127:0:0:0:0:0:0:1 :v: Also, domain names cost money, an IP address does not.
Hmm what are IPv6 adresses ? And what is the difference between v6 and v4 ?
[QUOTE=Wheeze201;34261629]Hmm what are IPv6 adresses ? And what is the difference between v6 and v4 ?[/QUOTE] there's more of them.
[QUOTE=Wheeze201;34261629]Hmm what are IPv6 adresses ? And what is the difference between v6 and v4 ?[/QUOTE] IPv4 = 66.249.71.16 IPv6 = 3ffe:6a88:85a3:08d3:1319:8a2e:0370:7344
that's kinda the biggest issue right now, anyway. We're already way behind. We should've been on v6 years ago.
[QUOTE=Snuffy;34261510]Considering that there are more available addresses than stars in the observable universe (by quite a few orders of magnitude), I would have say yes.[/QUOTE] I'll pin you to that once we established a universe-spanning empire through NLV using spaceships. Mark my words and yours for you will remember them once not every coffee mug in your house can get its own IP adress. Mark my words.
guess I'll post the obligatory xkcd comic, then. [img]http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/nanobots.png[/img]
[QUOTE=Yogurt;34261574]127:0:0:0:0:0:0:1[/QUOTE] ::1 :v:
I wonder if old online multiplayer games will be affected?
I am not too fond of having the same IP adress for my whole life by the way.
fucking finally
[QUOTE=BlkDucky;34261680]there's more of them.[/QUOTE] Oh. Thought they improved functionality or something. Never thought about it so simply like that.
[QUOTE=Yogurt;34261325]It has 3,400,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 addresses available. [editline]17th January 2012[/editline] That is, it has 1/3rd of a Googol. That's an unbelievably massive number.[/QUOTE] You added one extra zero. [editline]17th January 2012[/editline] [QUOTE=Wheeze201;34262165]Oh. Thought they improved functionality or something. Never thought about it so simply like that.[/QUOTE] Uh, they did implement several new things. [url]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IPv6#Comparison_to_IPv4[/url]
[quote]Jumbograms IPv4 limits packets to 65535 (216 – 1) octets of payload. An IPv6 node can optionally handle packets over this limit, referred to as jumbograms, which can be as large as 4294967295 (232 – 1) octets. The use of jumbograms may improve performance over high-MTU links. The use of jumbograms is indicated by the Jumbo Payload Option header.[31][/quote] Looking forward to a 4294967295 byte-per-packet ddos attack... hosting gameservers might become a lot harder :/
Will this mean that I'd get a static IP?
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