It’s official: North America is out of new IPv4 addresses

By September 24, 2015 News

By Stephen Lawson North America has finally run out of new addresses based on IPv4, the numbering system that got the Internet where it is today but which is running out of space for the coming era of networking.The American Registry for Internet Numbers, the nonprofit group that distributes Internet addresses for the region, said Thursday it has assigned the last addresses in its free pool. The announcement came after years of warnings from ARIN and others that IPv4 addresses were running out and that enterprises and carriers should adopt the next protocol, IPv6.[ Your company’s data and applications will grow, but you can manage infrastructure convergence without losing your grip. | Keep up with the latest approaches to managing information overload and compliance in InfoWorld’s Enterprise Data Explosion Digital Spotlight and Storage newsletter. ]IPv4 dates back to 1981 and only has room for 4.3 billion unique addresses. IPv6, introduced in 1999, should have enough addresses to serve Internet users for generations, according to ARIN. To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here …read more

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