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Old 06-08-2011, 07:46 PM
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I had hex in school...Haven't used it since...Time to dust off the ol' books...
New carreer opportunity maybe.
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I think the easier answer would've been to simply change the "XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX" system to alphanumeric...even just changing the last set of "X"s to 0-9 AND A-Z would've created billions more...and the standard "four by XXX" could remain the same...
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Currently, IP addresses look like this...123.123.123.123

You have 10 options for each spot...zero through nine...

Example in the last spot...

123.123.123.120
123.123.123.121
123.123.123.122
123.123.123.123
123.123.123.124
123.123.123.125
123.123.123.126
123.123.123.127
123.123.123.128
123.123.123.129

But if that last spot were to use numbers AND letters, we'd have 26 more options...

123.123.123.12A
123.123.123.12B
123.123.123.12C
123.123.123.12D
123.123.123.12E...and so on up to Z...

Now imagine if they did that for the last THREE spots...

Examples...

123.123.123.BGJ
123.123.123.ZCV
123.123.123.P8L
123.123.123.1AA
123.123.123.NBE

Just doing those last three spots alphanumerically instead of JUST numbers (as is done now) we'd have 26 X 26 X 26 more options...That comes out to 17576...To be honest, that's not even close to what I thought it would be...I thought more...

But if we were to make ALL of the spots alphanumeric...

...examples...

1TY.1M3.123.BGJ
HU3.12W.12X.Z87
123.AAA.1OP.P8L
1R3.SS1.B6H.1AA
12M.MMM.1YY.DRU

...that adds 26 more options for EACH spot...and since there are 12 spots (4 sets of 3), the number of options added doing it this way is 26 X 26 X 26 X 26 X 26 X 26 X 26 X 26 X 26 X 26...

...and that equals (according to my trusty calculator) 141,167,095,653,376 more options...

Over 141 trillion enough IP addresses for the next 100 years...if not 1000...

They're not "companies"...There a group that tries to define industry standards so everyone conforms to the same way of doing things...

Remember a few years ago when Astronomical Society got together and decided Pluto wasn't a planet anymore?...It kinda works like that here...
When the first response was all about XXX, I thought you were talking about porn websites.
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When the first response was all about XXX, I thought you were talking about porn websites.
Vin Diesel movies...
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I had hex in school...Haven't used it since...Time to dust off the ol' books...
shouldn't brag about having sex in school..........
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I'm confident they will fix it. I'm too busy.
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I'm confident they will fix it. I'm too busy.
.. Yes it is greek to me to. But it might involve our paying to use the net, just a thought...

But I am to busy right now and the next few days to even consider it now..

Let's let the wizards talk about it while these other wizard do it.
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