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10 January 2002 @ 12:20 am
there are only about 4.2 billion ip adresses.
4,294,967,296 to be exact.
Current Mood: o vnju
ferio on January 10th, 2002 09:32 am (UTC)
Holy Shoe.

Hey, man, I lost pics I had of you with the fish, man. Can you link me or something?
MegaMan: Luffy Crackmegaman on January 10th, 2002 09:53 am (UTC)

yes! but first I have to find them.
actually first I have to do my homework due in 2 hours.
actually first i have to shower, and find some clean clothes.

uh. i forgot what i was posting about becuase too many people are IMing me.
I like your icon.
ferio on January 10th, 2002 10:49 am (UTC)
Why, thank you. It's Van Railly from Trap Gunner, one of the greatest video games of all time.
Ravi Kanodialine88 on January 10th, 2002 12:42 pm (UTC)
This is part of the reason why the switch from IP v4 to IP v6 is so important! Just imagine, there aren't even enough IPv4 addresses for each perrson on the planet to have one! IPv6 uses a 128-bit addressing scheme, meaning that there are 2^128 bit addresses, or (2^32)^4. That's enough for each person to have, say, a billion original Internets worth of addresses without any kind of crunch.
MegaManmegaman on January 10th, 2002 01:14 pm (UTC)
I kinda wondered why they only made the numbers go up to 250 in the first place. that's kinda stupid.
Ravi Kanodialine88 on January 10th, 2002 11:57 pm (UTC)
Well you've got to remember that the first computer network was never supposed to be for public use. It was originally just a research project,. Then it split into Arpanet (for communication among scientists) and Milnet (for military use) and then the usage of Arpanet sort of spread outward from universities and research labs. At the time of IPv4's inception, 2^32 addresses seemed like a ridiculously big number.
MegaManmegaman on January 11th, 2002 12:17 am (UTC)
it's funny. i'm so tired that my massive brain is turning all the complex things i want to say about both the Internet's history and the fact that i even posted that comment in the first place and is turning it into:


In fact i typed "yes" and then sat here for like a minute staring at it trying to think what to type next.