The ranting of an IT Professional

Feb 3 2011   3:51AM GMT

The end of IPv4?



Posted by: Jason Tramer
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Check this out, we have all known this was coming sooner or later but I believe the end of IPv4 is nigh. This might be time for us network admins to brush up on our base 16 math!


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http://www.nro.net/news/icann-nro-live-stream

Significant Announcement 3 February – Watch it live!

* live webcast will be available on this page on the day of the event*

On Thursday, 3 February 2011, at 9:30 AM Eastern Standard Time (EST) [14:30 UTC /GMT], the Number Resource Organization (NRO), along with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the Internet Society (ISOC) and the Internet Architecture Board (IAB) will be holding a ceremony and press conference to make a significant announcement and to discuss the global transition to the next generation of Internet addresses.

Much has been written in the international media over the last few weeks about the dwindling pool of Internet addresses using the original Internet protocol, called IPv4 (Internet Protocol version 4), and this topic will be addressed at the event.

We invite all interested community members to view the webcast of this event at: http://www.nro.net/news/icann-nro-live-stream

In the event you happen to be at the Intercontinental Hotel in Miami on Thursday, there will be limited public seating available to attend (with press receiving seating priority) in Room “Concourse II” at 9:30 AM EST for the ceremony and 10:00 AM for press conference which follows.

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