How many IP addresses can you squeeze into IPv6.
It’s a very big number…
That’s what it looks like but what is it?
Well, way back in time when the internet was created… that’s about the 1970’s for those who don’t know… The internet was designed around Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4), which could cope with 4 billion addresses. At the current rate of growth that number will be exceeded by September 2011. That would then mean any new device with an internet address would not work.
So over the past couple of days all the BIG players like Microsoft, Google, Facebook and the like, have been switching all their systems over to IPv6. So is that why we had so many problems with Skype over the past few days…? Who knows…
But, if the switchover had failed to work you would not be reading this now.
Hurrrrrrraaay for IPv6 – it will cope with a whole lot more IP addresses – so the internet goes on, for a few more years at least with 340,282,366,920,938,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000
IP addresses for us all to use up.