INTERESTING: Ipv6 address space

Are you ready for IPv6?

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IPv6, on the other hand, supports a huge number of unique addresses – 340,282,366,920,938,463,463,374,607,431,768,211,456 to be exact. This is well over 340 undecillion addresses (a number that most of us can’t even imagine). Here’s some perspective on just how big that number is. One immediate benefit of having that many addresses available is that NAT would no longer be needed because every device on the planet – computers, tablets, smartphones, refrigerators, washing machines, security cameras, TV sets, etc. – can have its own IP address to connect directly to the Internet.

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IPv6, on the other hand, supports a huge number of unique addresses – 340,282,366,920,938,463,463,374,607,431,768,211,456 to be exact. This is well over 340 undecillion addresses (a number that most of us can’t even imagine). Here’s some perspective on just how big that number is. One immediate benefit of having that many addresses available is that NAT would no longer be needed because every device on the planet – computers, tablets, smartphones, refrigerators, washing machines, security cameras, TV sets, etc. – can have its own IP address to connect directly to the Internet.

2 Responses to INTERESTING: Ipv6 address space

  1. John F says:

    Wouldn’t this open up a whole new set of security/privacy concerns?

    • reinkefj says:

      Yeah, but IPv6 will have so much BETTER security. (LOL!) The real danger is two versions in use at the same time. I’d bet on a breakdown sooner rather that later.

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