The Road to IPv6 (or How to Avoid the IPv4 Apocalypse)

A paper by Trefor Davies and Chris Nicholls The Problem Regular readers of this blog will know that we, the world, are about to run out of the IPv4 addresses that are absolutely crucial to the running of the internet. This notionally apocalyptic event is almost certain to happen over the next three months, maybe […]

Stop press ipv4 pool down to 2% as 4x /8s allocated in November

The title says it all. I’m travelling at the moment with only an iPad to create posts with but I note on the wire that the IANA address pool is down to 2%. I will need to revise my exhaustion date but february is either looking good or too late. My main concern is that […]

IPv4 address pool dropped to 4%

The IPv4 address pool dropped to 4% remaining yesterday, or at least that’s when I noticed. Nov 16 2009 10% – dropped through 400,000,000 mark Jan 20th 9% Feb 25th 8% May 10th 7% June 2nd 6% August 5% Oct 18th 4% I’m still sticking to my February 24th 2011 date for exhaustion – that’s […]

IPv4 address range for sale – Nigerian Army Surplus stock

Dear Sir I am the widow of Major General Ndabeninge Ndabeninge of the Nigerian Army Internet Warfare Division. Before he mysteriously died of a particularly potent computer virus my honourable and most beloved husband was very active in AfriNIC, the African Internet Registry and was able to secure a /8 block of IPv4 addresses for […]

Top IPv6 websites – none of the big guys in it

Work done by Mike Leber of Timico peering partner Hurricane Electric suggests that of the Alexa top 1 million domains only 2136 of them are IPv6 ready – that is to say they are running native IPv6. With less than a year to go ot IPv4 exhaustion this suggests there is still much to be […]

IPv6 to IPv4 tracert showing NAT

  Adrian Kennard of AAISP gave a talk on their implementation of IPv6  at yesterday’s UK Network Operators Forum (UKNOF).  Whilst it may not be of huge interest to most readers it is worth taking a look at how the old IPv4 and new IPv6 networked worlds will talk to each other. The picture below represents […]