IPv4

IPv4, Not Enough Addresses

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There are 4,294,967,296 IPv4 addresses. At first glance 4,294,967,296 seems like a large number. Could you imagine how long it would take to travel 4.3 billion miles? The total weight of 4.3 billion elephants? Or the cost to throw a party for 4.3 billion friends? However, when it comes to IPv4 addresses, that number isRead More

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The IANA IPv4 Free Pool has Depleted

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The global free pool of IPv4 depleted on this day, 3 February 2011. This historic event was reported by the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority, which allocated two IPv4 address blocks to APNIC and then its final five /8 blocks to each of the five Regional Internet Registries per global policy. IPv4 exceeded all of theRead More

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