Found: Who is responsible for no more IP addresses

Kee Hinckley nazgul at somewhere.com
Thu Jan 27 12:46:41 CST 2011


On Jan 27, 2011, at 1:34 PM, Brian Johnson wrote:

> I really wish people would keep their personal/political bias outside the list unless it is specific and relevant. What other "main-stream" news organization has made any reports on this issue?

As much as I agree with the comments people have made, you're right, they aren't appropriate for this forum. However, it *is* possible to cover properly:

IP Address Shortage Has ISPs Scrambling For Space
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=128907099

> Bear with us while we go a little deeper into the digital landscape. We're going to talk about IPv4 exhaustion next. Don't be scared - we'll break it down. Here it goes.
> 
> Everything that can be connected directly to the Internet - computers, cell phones, game systems, TVs, even cars - has an Internet Protocol, or IP address. IP version 4, or IPv4, has just over 4 billion unique addresses. But with so many Internet-ready devices on the market, the current supply of IP addresses will run out sometime next year.
> 
> John Curran is going to explain what that means for Internet users. He's the president and CEO of the American Registry for Internet Numbers, and he's in the studio at member station KPBS in San Diego. Welcome to the program.







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