from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The cardinal number equal to 1036.
- n. Chiefly British The cardinal number equal to 1066.
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- n. 1036.
- n. 1066.
The number of addresses that IPv6 allows for amounts to 340 "undecillion" followed by 36 zeroes; enough for a trillion people to each be assigned trillions of IP numbers, according to Beckstrom.
Net firms are in the process of moving to version 6 of the IP addressing scheme, which offers more than 3 undecillion individual numbers 3 with 38 noughts
It can handle a huge number of addresses, 340 undecillion, to be precise.
The solution is IPv6, a new standard for Internet addresses that should provide a lot more room for growth: There are 340 undecillion IPv6 addresses available.
IPv6 offers a maximum of 340 undecillion (trillion trillion trillion) IP addresses.
Designed as an upgrade to IPv4, IPv6 uses a 128-bit addressing scheme and can support about 3.4 undecillion IP addresses (that's 2 to the 128th power).
So, what we need, is "only" 340 undecillion computers and it will take less than 1s to find keys
Compared to the IPv4 which could accommodate 4 billion IP addresses, the IPv6 provides a theoretical maximum of 340 undecillion (billion billion billion billion) IP addresses.
To put that in a language a little closer to English, that's about 340 undecillion.