bringonipv6 event London Transport Museum #ipv6

We have moved over IPv4 and brought on IPv6. Last night’s event at the London Transport Museum turned out to be a raging success. 300 or so people queued around the Piazza at Covent Garden to get in. Many more were watching the IPv6 twitter hashtag which had 1,235,715 impressions with exposure to 250,000 people. […]

IPv4 exhaustion likely to happen this week

Word on the street is that APNIC will ask IANA for two /8 blocks of IPv4 addresses this week.  The IPv4 exhaustion counter (embedded here) suggests that there are 8 days to go – we are pretty much at the end. This will effectively bring the IPv4 saga to a close – once these two blocks […]

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 […]

2 recent slash 8 allocations brings IPv4 x-day forward by 5 months

The Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) has just allocated regional registries RIPE and APNIC a /8 each this month.  For the uninitiated a /8 represents 2 to the power of 24 IP addresses or 167,77,216. A /8 is the largest block allocation that can be made by IANA and these two have had the effect of […]

Advanced registration opens for end of IPv4 address pool party #ICANN #IPv4 #ARIN #RIPE

IPv4 address space is down to 7% on the exhaustion counter – see the right hand column on this blog.  I’m never sure when it clicks over because I’m not watching it all the time. I’d like to be there when it clicks down a number. It’s a bit like seeing the mileometer in your car click […]