[clug] IPv6

Dale Shaw dale.shaw at gmail.com
Thu Jan 6 20:46:26 MST 2011

Hi Bob,

On Fri, Jan 7, 2011 at 2:26 PM, Robert Edwards <bob at cs.anu.edu.au> wrote:
> On 07/01/11 08:34, Brett Worth wrote:
>> With the renewed interest in IPv6
> What renewed interest in IPv6 are you referring to?

Probably that at the beginning of December there are only 7 IPv4 /8s
left for IANA to allocate to the RIRs (like APNIC). And when the next
two are allocated, the last 5 are allocated at the same time.

As far as unallocated IPv4 address space goes, it's just about gone.
Another month or two.

See: http://www.potaroo.net/tools/ipv4/index.html

It'll take a while for the RIRs to allocate addresses out to member
organisations (e.g. ISPs), and some (not all) ISPs have reasonable
stock of IPv4 addresses already but the well is almost dry.

Organisations with Internet-facing systems need to be turning on IPv6,
well, yesterday.


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