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06-08-2011, 03:52 AM #1
World's biggest Internet test on Wednesday
If on Wednesday you find it difficult to connect to websites, such as Facebook or Google, don't worry these sites, along with hundreds of others, will be running the world's biggest test to make the Internet a much bigger place.
Currently, the online world runs Internet Protocol version 4, but with new addresses, or websites, being added every day, the system is running out of space to host these addresses, therefore Internet companies will carry out a test on Wednesday to check IPv6 compatibility. According to Arin (the American Registry for Internet Numbers), the number of IPv4 addresses will be exhausted before the end of 2011.
IPv4 uses 32-bit addresses, which allow about 4.3 billion unique addresses, whereas IPv6 uses 128-bit addresses, which has space for trillions of unique addresses.
In order to test whether websites, service providers and others are ready to make the transition to IPv6, hundreds of websites around the world will switch to IPv6 for a 24-hour period, which might create problems for some users, especially those whose systems are not up-to-date or those whose routers do not support IPv6.
Facebook also said recent studies had indicated that about one in 2,000 users have trouble connecting to dual stacked websites - sites that have both IPv4 and IPv6 addresses....being a human...
06-17-2011, 05:05 PM #2
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Its very interesting thanks for sharing such a nice stuff.