[discuss] we need to fix what may be broken
jcurran at istaff.org
Wed Apr 23 10:03:44 UTC 2014
On Apr 18, 2014, at 3:53 PM, Barry Shein <bzs at world.std.com> wrote:
> But RIRs have IPv4 addresses. Here, for example, is ARIN's current
> IPv4 inventory as of today, 2014-04-18.
> They even still have a /9 block which is about 12M addresses, etc.
> Their simple meter on that page says 1.25 /8s total space, so about
> 30M addresses.
As of today, 1.0 /8 equivalents, i.e. ARIN has reached final phase
of its IPv4 regional free pool runout plan.
> I could review that for the other 4 RIRs but we'd all get bored, fast,
Actually, it's quite exciting. However, rather than worrying about
the state of the global Internet, perhaps you can act locally?
> The World | bzs at TheWorld.com | http://www.TheWorld.com
i.e. perhaps your efforts would be better investing in making
"TheWorld.com" IPv6 reachable?
[Diamond:~] jcurran% host TheWorld.com
TheWorld.com has address 126.96.36.199
[Diamond:~] jcurran% host world.std.com
world.std.com has address 188.8.131.52
As service providers globally move to using IPv6, it is beneficial if
existing content (such as http://world.std.com) is reachable via both
IPv4 _and_ IPv6 - in this manner, providers (e.g. T-Mobile) who deploy
IPv6 devices do not have to add capacity to their IPv4 translation
gateways to reach out-of-date websites.
Disclaimer: My views alone.
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