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No 4G LTE in 45877 for 7 days. Have IPv4 addresses run out ?
saintjames
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The news is that IPv4 addresses have finally run out. How will this affect Homefusion customers who have a public IPv4 address?

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Re: No 4G LTE in 45877 for 7 days. Have IPv4 addresses run out ?
saintjames
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Verizon has just notified me that the problem has been corrected.

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7e18n1
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http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2015/07/us-exhausts-new-ipv4-addresses-waitlist-begins...

Like all national service providers, Verizon has blocks of IPv4 addresses so for right now it’s not an issue. They just can’t get new IPv4 addresses. Seems to me, when the IPv4 to IPv6 change occurs, you’ll know about it from a national news media that will beat the story to death as the deadline approaches.

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saintjames
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Not sure what is going on. But I've seen a lot of complaints across the net dated recently. Verizon, At&t, etc. They could be reallocating their remaining addresses, effectively creating blackouts in certain areas. There is no doubt that this is a potentially serious problem. And if Verizon is not ready to move to IPv6, some of us could be waiting for some time.

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7e18n1
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I guess if you’re looking for such complaints it could give the illusion of being an immediate problem. We’ve all known it was coming for some time and I’m sure contingencies are in place so it shouldn’t catch anyone off guard, least of all Verizon.

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saintjames
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Verizon has just notified me that the problem has been corrected.

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Re: No 4G LTE in 45877 for 7 days. Have IPv4 addresses run out ?
smith6612
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Note that an "IP Address" Shortage wouldn't have caused this. Verizon utilizes both IPv4 via Carrier-grade NAT (CGNAT) and IPv6. Even if the phone wound up not receiving an IPv4 address from the network, it would still be able to connect to resources that are available on the IPv6 network. That means Facebook, Google, YouTube, Yahoo, etc.

The only devices I know of that receive an IPv4 address not behind a Carrier Grade NAT, otherwise a publicly routable address, are devices such as 3G/LTE hotspots, that are not registered as phones.

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