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Will the Internet Run Out of IP Addresses in 2012?

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Current Internet addresses are limited, and Vint Cerf predicted we would run out by 2010. Now pundits say the new date is 2012. The problem is that Internet protocol version 4 (IPv4) is mathematically limited with 32 bits and the shift to IPv6, which uses 128 bits, is likely to take a long time. Meantime, coexistence and IPv4 conservation could help.

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