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IPv4 blocks to run out in the next 18months

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IPv4 blocks to run out in the next 18months

The BBC is reporting that within the next 18 months IANA is to hand out the final block of unallocated IPs with the entire pool expected to be depleted by April 2012 (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/10105978.stm) is this enough evidence for ISPs to start planning and getting to grips with IPv6 changeover?
You can see the "live" countdown to IPv4 depletion on: http://www.potaroo.net/tools/ipv4/index.html
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Re: IPv4 blocks to run out in the next 18months

i daresay there's work going on in the background to ensure the infrastructure becomes available.
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Re: IPv4 blocks to run out in the next 18months

http://www.thinkbroadband.com/news/4244-broadband-providers-amp-router-manufacturers-failing-to-supp...
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We called 17 broadband service providers a few weeks ago to ask if they supported IPv6 and we were quite surprised by the results, not because we expected it to be supported by many of them, but because of the inaccurate information we were provided. Several larger providers took 20 minutes to give us a definitive answer, and even then we believe 3 of them got it wrong.
Here are some of the interesting responses to our question "Do you support IPv6?"
    "Is it Internet Explorer 6?"
    "I know quite a bit about computers but I've never heard that before."
    "Never been asked. I'm just looking at Wikipedia right now"
    "Is that voice over Internet?"
    "[IPv6] has not been released in the market"
    "We support IP version 5, but I'm not too sure about 6"
    "Is that a TV channel?"
    "[We] would advise you to use version 4 [..] Version 6 never always works"

If PN was one of the companies called, I wonder which of those responses came from them!
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Midnight_Caller
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Re: IPv4 blocks to run out in the next 18months

I am guessing "Is it Internet Explorer 6?" came from PlusNet / BT   Tongue
scootie
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Re: IPv4 blocks to run out in the next 18months

hum you sure TB even got through to BT's csc  Roll eyes