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Guspaz
Guspaz
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Re: World IPv6 Day

Would I want one? Sure. A few other people might too. But the vast majority of consumers don't need a dedicated IP. My parents, for example, don't. Most web servers don't either.
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Web servers need an IP address... now, you can front many of them with a virtual host aware solution that forwards the traffic accordingly but if your ISP doesn't support that and you have no dedicated IP... you are screwed. The same applies for other protocols. It's *possible* but not feasible.


Guspaz
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said by file:

Web servers need an IP address... now, you can front many of them with a virtual host aware solution that forwards the traffic accordingly but if your ISP doesn't support that and you have no dedicated IP... you are screwed. The same applies for other protocols. It's *possible* but not feasible.

A web server needs one IP address (unless you're hosting a secure site), and every major web server software has supported virtual hosts for ages (decades, in the case of Apache?). No ISP support is required, since your ISP is just a dumb pipe.
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But there will come a time where you don't get a publicly routable IP address. None. Zip. Nada. Then you are screwed. That's my point. Being stingy with IPv4 addresses will help delay the inevitable, but it's still going to happen.

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said by Guspaz:

Most web servers don't either.

You can't reach said web servers if they didn't. Nice broken server.