It may be sooner than that. Latest reports I've been hearing is all of IPv4 will be gone in less than a year. All the more reason for people to get moving to IPv6. If your ISP doesn't yet support it, use a tunnel broker. Also, I've heard that Teksavey will be supporting IPv6 shortly.bigger than Y2K in a few years
I've heard that Telus may be doing something. I haven't heard anything about Rogers, though I wouldn't be surprised if they try it with that 4G experiment they're running in Ottawa. 4G phones will need IPv6, as they'll be using VoIP for voice. With VoIP, you want the phones to be able to communicate directly, which NAT doesn't support. You also pick up mobility benefits, so you can start a call on your home WiFi network, shift to 4G when you leave home and back on WiFi at work. IPv6 mobility supports this, but it's difficult to do with IPv4.I also wonder when the big ISPs like Rogers will offer V6
I was referring to the U.S. government.I presume you mean our Fed not their Fed.
I can relate to that. Hopefully everything will get a proper DNS entry along with an IPv6 address.When IPv6 finally becomes the standard I'm not looking forward to asking users for their IP addresses, pinging IPv6 addresses for troubleshooting purposes, or entering IPv6 addresses in UNC/http paths.
So, what now?The Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) assigned two of the remaining blocks of IPv4 addresses - each containing 16.7 million addresses - to the Asia Pacific Network Information Centre (APNIC) on Tuesday, as predicted.
This action sparks an immediate distribution of the remaining five blocks of IPv4 address space, with one block going to each of the five Regional Internet Registries (RIR).
This means there are no more IPv4 blocks available and when ISPs run out of what they have, there'll be no more available for subscribers.