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How many IP addresses does IPv6 support? Well, without knowing the exact implementation details, we can get a rough estimate based on the fact that it uses 128 bits. So 2 to the power of 128 ends up being 340,282,366,920,938,000,000... unique IP addresses. Well, we know that sounds like a lot, but this blurb from http://en.wikipedia.org/wik... really puts it in perspective: "approximately 5×1028 addresses for each of the roughly 6.5 billion people alive today. In a different ......