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‘Running out of IP addresses’: the facts

Peter Griffin posted in on February 21st, 2011.

A number of articles have appeared in the press recently about the world having almost run out of IP addresses under the current IPv4 system. Each machine – PC, phone, printer, traffic light, etc – which accesses the internet is given a unique number: its IP address.  The last blocks of these numbers have now […]

The Southland Times: What is life without Cerf-ing the net?

Peter Griffin posted in on January 27th, 2011.

In an opinion piece in The Southland Times, Jillian Allison-Aitken writes about Vincent Cerf, the “father of the internet”, and the fast-approaching end of available IP addresses. A new improved technology, the IPv6 protocol (as opposed to the current IPv4), will open up trillions more addresses, but adoption has proved less fast than many hoped. […]

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