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iain
09-01-2001, 06:05 PM
According to a recent report the internet is becoming vastly overcrowded. When the infrastructure was originally created it was only intended to support 4.3 billion devices (every device has a unique 32 digit code made of 1's and 0's making capacity of 4.3 billion). We are currently operating at half of this capacity with it set to double by 2005. A solution has been suggested by technicians to use 128 digit id codes but this would cost an estimated 25 billion pounds for the conversion of current servers and systems.

Source of information: Mirror Group Media