IPv4 Problems

IPv4 Problems


An Overview

The number of users on the Internet is continuely increasing very fast, but the address structure of the IPv4-header is fixed. In its later years, this is leading to problems as the number of free addresses is becoming less and less. Another aspect is that with the development of new applications like Multi-Media and video conferencing, new features of IP are needed. The following points should demonstrate why a new IP is being developed: In addition to that, new features are needed as well, ie: