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Re: Class B Address

  • From: bmanning
  • Date: Sun May 21 19:11:30 2000

> Dear all,
> 
> Can someone point me to some documents/weblink on how many class B
> addresses are still available? Have the registries like RIPE/ARIN/APRIN
> exhausted class B addresses already? IPv6 Forum presentations have me
> believed class B addresses are exhausted and the situation is especially
> bad for country like China. However, after checking with some Chinese I
> was told just the opposite. So I am wondering is address scarcity just a
> hype?
> 
> Appreciate any information you guys can share.
> 
> Cheers,
> Hansen

There are undelegated portions in each classfull range. For now the only 
active spaces for current delegation by the RIRs are in the historical "A" 
and "C" space.  With CIDR, a /16 grouping anywhere should be just fine.
Just over 54% of the total usable IPv4 space has been delegated.

--bill





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