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IPv6: next generation Internet protocol adds 4 billion times more space (w/ Video)

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  1. lotuseclat79

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    IPv6: next generation Internet protocol adds 4 billion times more space (w/ Video).

    Note: World IPv6 Day

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  2. sepala

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    This is about Internet Protocol isn't it? Actually why IP6 is so special?
     
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    It's special because it has trillions upon trillions more addresses. There are almost enough computers online today to completely use up all IP4 addresses.
     
  4. sepala

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    Thanks for the reply
     
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    IPv4 (the current version) allows 32-bit addresses, which in turn means that there are 4,294,967,296 addresses.

    We are very nearly at this number of devices connected to the internet, so IPv6 is being developed to solve the problem.

    IPv6 will allow 128-bit addresses, which in turn means 3.4×10^38 addresses (or, 340 undecillion).

    That's 340000000000000000000000000000000000000 devices. I don't think IPv8 will need to be developed for a very long time yet.
     
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    Of course. Maybe for another hundreds and hundreds of years!
     
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