[clug] IPv6

Robert Edwards bob at cs.anu.edu.au
Thu Jan 6 21:17:04 MST 2011

On 07/01/11 14:46, Dale Shaw wrote:
> 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.
> Cheers,
> Dale

According to a report in 2004, the Australian DoD will have completely
cut-over by the end of 2007, so we don't need to worry about our Defence
capabilities - phew!

Bob Edwards.

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