The internet was created 30 years ago with over 4 billion numerical Internet Protocol addresses. Now there are only a scattered handful left. In my latest post for News@Cisco, I look at what address exhaustion means. Bottom line: It’s going to require some heavy lifting by the folks who run the net’s infrastructure to move the a replacement system that provides trillions and trillions of addresses, but the impact on consumers and small businesses will be minimal.
The Internet Has Run Out of Addresses: What It Means to You