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Microsoft buys 666,624 IPv4 addresses from Nortel for $7.5 million

In times of a shortage, people tend to stockpile certain things. And with the looming exhaustion of IPv4 addresses, it's really no surprise that Microsoft jumped all over Nortel's stash of nearly 700,000 addresses when they became available for purchase. Nortel, of course, has been selling off what assets it can as the company battles through bankruptcy proceedings. Microsoft ponied up $7.5 ...

IP addresses are about to run out. Will the world end?

According to one IPv6 provider, we are now just days away from the IPv4 ARPAgeddon, or IPocalypse [not to be confused with the iPocalypse]. With IPv4 providing only 4.3 billion addresses, we all knew that the end of the reckless and fancy-free Internet era was coming -- we just didn't know when. The death knell has started to ring. Asia is on its knees plaintively pleading for its fix of IP add...

World IPv6 Day, June 8th 2011 -- 24-hours of global IPv6 testing

As well all know, the world is running out of IPv4 addresses. Whether you believe that's a major problem or not, the fact is we're going to run out -- and then what? IPv6 is set to take over, but convincing ISPs, hosts and backhaulers to implement the 128-bit protocol has been an uphill battle for years, and still only 0.2% of Internet users currently connect via the next-generation protocol to t...

Support Details gives you system details instantly

I really enjoy what have come to be known as single-serving sites. These are sites that do only one specific thing, but the best of them do that thing exceedingly well. My new favorite site of this kind is Support Details. The URL is super easy to remember (supportdetails.com), and when you pay the site a visit, it lists a bunch of details about your computer that you can include when making a sup...

Chatroulette Map exposes the locations of your "anonymous" chat partners

Chatroulette, the anonymous video chat service that has captured the Internet's imagination (and free time), is known for wanton nudity and crazy stunts. That's because of the "anonymous" part of Chatroulette. You can be anyone you want, and you can wear anything you want (or not)! However, Chatroulette isn't as anonymous as we previously supposed. A new site called Chatroulette Map has begu...

Bing now keeps IP records for 6 months, instead of a year and a half

In response to new European Union regulations, Microsoft has reduced the amount of time Bing will associate your IP address with your search history. Up until now, Bing saved your searches, along with your full IP address, for 18 months. That's now been cut down to 6 months. Under the new plan, Microsoft will also stop storing your cross-session search cookies at 18 months, meaning they won't kno...

IP Organizer is a Free Way to Manage Multiple Static IP Settings

I can't read, write, or speak Turkish, but that didn't stop me from downloading BD IP Organizer. If you provide service for customers that need an easy way to switch IP settings, don't let it stop you, either. NetSetMan - which I reviewed recently - may be English and sport a larger feature set, but it's not free for anyone but home users. I highly doubt that anyone that really, really needs this...

IPv6 coming to a root server near you

IPv6 authoritative nameserver records are in the process of being added to six of the world's thirteen DNS root servers. Root servers are the computers at the top of the DNS hierarchy that are crucial in helping you turn downloadsquad.com into an IP address for your computer's benefit. This change means that networks using IPv6 will be able to use the root servers to resolve Internet hostnames wit...

Angry IP Scanner - silly name for a solid tool

IP scanning is something that conjures up thoughts of nefarious hackers trying to find a vulnerable point on a network, but there are also totally legitimate reasons to do it. For example, you might find yourself dealing with a network that uses dynamic IP addresses, yet you need to remotely connect to a specific computer with VNC, or some other such remoting software. Angry IP Scanner can make t...

My IP Address Lookup and IP Locater

My IP Address Lookup and IP Locater is a web service that will look up your IP address automatically, and using Google Maps it will show you where it believes your location to be. More likely than not, it will be showing the location of your ISP, or the node of your ISP that you connect to. Of course, this can also be used to look up other IP addresses. There have been other IP lookup services t...

IP Spotting: How interesting is your IP address?

Here's a bit of silly fun: IP Spotting will tell you how "interesting" your IP address is. It uses a number of criteria to give your IP address a score, like how many of its four octets are prime numbers, what country it's from, and what poker hand it represents. It also gives you a little pictogram of your IP in binary, like the one at right. My IP address only scored 10—how about...