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Re: New IANA allocations to RIPE NCC

  • From: Kurt Erik Lindqvist
  • Date: Sat May 08 05:57:54 2004

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On 2004-05-08, at 03.30, william(at)elan.net wrote:

> I imagine so, but the question is are they growing so fast with new ip6
> allocations. As I understand there are about 3500 LIRs/members at RIPE.
> Given that each /23 is enough for 64 members and they have just 
> received
> 16 of these, that would make it enough space for 1024 
> ISPs/LIRs/members.
> Since IANA assigns ip blocks based on RIR need for next year that 
> makes it
> appear that RIPE is expecting that 1/3 of its LIRs would request and 
> start
> using IP6 within next year. I personally question these expectations 
> given
> current still slow growth of ip6.

A /32 is only enough for 65536 customers. There are people that have 
way much more users than that and that are actually planning to use 
their allocations. That's the scary part...


- - kurtis -

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