Is IPv4 on its way out?

The world of networking has long been dominated by IPv4 (Internet Protocol version 4). However, as we progress further into the 21st century, the question arises: Is IPv4 on its way out? This discussion is increasingly relevant with the rise of IPv6 (Internet Protocol version 6) and the growing demands of our hyper-connected world.

The Rise and Reign of IPv4

IPv4, developed in the 1980s, has been the backbone of the internet for decades. It uses a 32-bit address scheme allowing for approximately 4.3 billion unique addresses. At the time of its creation, this seemed more than sufficient. However, the explosive growth of internet-connected devices quickly changed the landscape.

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