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TECHGEEK Weekly 31: Where’s my IPv4?

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The internet has run out of IPv4 addresses and also Intel has a bad batch of Sandy Bridge chips that needs replacing. But it’s not all bad news – Murdoch is spreading his empire on the iPad, while Google’s Honeycomb is looking delicious with its sexy user interface. That’s this week on the TECHGEEK Weekly podcast. James Wilson joins the podcast again (for the last few minutes of the episode) […]

IPv4 reaches exhaustion phase, Asia Pacific to recieve last two IP blocks

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It’s official. IPv4 is nearing the end of its address range after APNIC, who handles the Asia Pacific region’s IPv4 addresses (such as Australia’s IP address range), received the last two available IP blocks were allocated to them. The blocks (also known as /8 blocks) contain the ranges of 39.x.x.x and 106.x.x.x. This will then trigger IANA’s Exhaustion Policy, with the final five blocks of IPv4 addresses will then be […]

No more IP addresses by this time next year

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By this time next year, experts predict that there will be no IPv4 addresses left. What does this mean? Everything that connects to the internet is assigned an IP address, at the moment it’s an IPv4 address, which is vital to that device being able to communicate with all the other computers on the internet. When IPv4 was deployed, nobody ever thought that 4 billion addresses wouldn’t be enough. 30 years later, it isn’t enough and now […]

Internode starts support on IPv6, first in Australia

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Internode has announced that it has started supporting the new IPv6, which allows a vast number of new and longer IP addresses after the current shortage on the current system, IPv4. It will operate the new network around Australia and with international PoP (Points of Presence) in Japan and the US. Customers of Internode can access IPv6 by either Native Ethernet access or Tunnel Broker access; with more information on […]

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