When your Refrigerator Needs a New IP Address

So you thought that the water drought we are having was bad. This article points out that the supply and demand for IPV4 addresses are reaching critical levels. They have been for a while, and yet IPV6 (around since 1998) which gives US something like 340 Trillion, Trillion, Trillion, yes that a Trillion X 3, new addresses is not being adopted quick enough. It’s coming down to crunch time in the next couple of years

With the burst of needed addresses coming with  the “internet of things” this is only going to get worse. This article is only the first of many you’re going to see on the subject. Trust me on that. I’m going to be curious what metaphor the nightly news is going to use to explain this to our parents.

Hopefully we will move to IPV6 soon. If not, I’m going to have to use the phrase in the not too distant future: “I’m still waiting for a new IP address for my kayak, AT&T says it may be another couple of weeks”


Businesses wanting to get their own IPv4 addresses are going to have a hard time: ARIN has run out of large blocks.

Source: IPv4 blocks have dried up, now there’s a waiting list


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