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IP Addresses

How Many IP Addresses Are Left? Almost None.

The IPv4 Address Shortage Problem Has Arrived

When a company like Microsoft starts running into some technical problems with IP addresses, you know that trouble is brewing. In early 2015, a network expert at Microsoft said to an audience at a vast networking industry conference, “We’ve been having a hard time.” The problem seems to have somewhat crept up on them. What…

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The 4 Parts of IPv4 IP Addressing

Why Is Your IP Address Broken into Four Sections? Most likely, you’ve already checked your IP address at WhatIsMyIPAddress.com a few times. Usually you’re just checking to see if it’s changed or not. Your IP address at home will be different from the IP address at your work office. And that IP address will be…

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Companies Looking for IPv4 Addresses are Turning to the Open Market

“Buddy, Can You Spare an IP Address?” It sounds ridiculous, but some IT heads for major companies just might be saying something like that to someone like Mr. Elvis Velea. That’s because Mr. Velea is an IP address broker: an entrepreneur who is simply taking advantage of the law of supply and demand. When the…

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IPv6 Basics

What is IPv6? Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6) is a network layer protocol that enables data communications over a packet switched network. Packet switching involves the sending and receiving of data in packets between two nodes in a network. The working standard for the IPv6 protocol was published by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)…

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Services at an IP Address

Below are a variety of services that we attempt to detect running at any specific IP address. None We are not able to detect any specific services running at this IP address. However, it does not mean there are none. Suspected Network Sharing Device We believe that this IP address represents the public IP address…

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What Does Your IP Address Tell The World About You?

What’s Behind Your IP Address?

As you probably already know, your IP address is the address or logical location of your computer when it’s connected to the Internet. Networking software/hardware must know your IP address for you to connect and go online. Thankfully, you don’t need to know your IP address every time and enter it in, like a password.…

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How IP Protocols Make Your Life Easy

The details of an IP address and all the technology behind it is important mostly to IT guys, the Internet Technology experts who connect computers at your work or who design the networking hardware and software for your computers. Thank goodness they have done such a good job that you never have to think about…

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The IP Address Panic of 2015

What if the U.S. telephone companies suddenly ran out of phone numbers? What kind of panic, if any, would it cause? Though nowhere near as dramatic, that was somewhat the situation facing many North American companies in the summer of 2015…mostly large technical companies that rely on the Internet and networks to survive. But it…

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