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Will IPv4 be gone in 100 days?

As I begin to study IPV6, I have found that yes, we are truly running out.   I also know that many companies don’t use NAT (Network Address Translation) so therefore; we will run out in 2011 or just shortly after this next year.  How many days away are we?  A little over 100.  It’s crunch time for IT personnel.

There are two types of IP addresses.  Public and Private.  Private numbers are NATed.  They allowed us to have IP addresses that were 10.x.x.x, or 172.16.x.x or 192.168.x.x.  NAT allows us to have multiple computers in our home and our home router would have one public number supplied by our ISP.   May sound complicated to the novice but actually is pretty easy if you could see it drawn out.    For example our school has four IP addresses that are public (we have four lines coming in)…

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