Today’s Internet was built largely on the IPv4 or Internet Protocol version four, first introduced in 1980. Now, three decades on and with mobile Internet tracing a shining arc across the firmament, the Internet is running out of available IP addresses. So maintain the 130 delegates to the IPv6 Summit in Ireland, meeting today at Dublin Castle. “Despite having nearly four and a half billion addresses, predications estimate that IPv4 will reach maximum capacity by 2011,” according to Irish IPv6 Task Force chair, Mícheál Ó Foghlú.

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