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Re: /8 end user assignment?
- From: David Conrad
- Date: Thu Aug 04 15:20:46 2005
On Aug 4, 2005, at 11:35 AM, Stephen J. Wilcox wrote:
1. Softbank BB is not on my radar of likely /8 candidates (of
They are one of the largest ISPs in Japan and Japan (at least certain
parts, like Tokyo and Osaka) is _significantly_ more advanced in
terms of broadband penetration than the US.
may be the reason for that)
2. We know cable companies, dsl providers and mobile companies can
use this many
This is, of course, why IPv6 has the traction it has. I used to be
much more sanguine about IPv4 address space availability. That was
long ago. Given growth patterns, the only way IPv4 will continue to
be usable is by the use of NAT. For various reasons (some good, some
not), NAT is seen as the spawn of the Devil. As such, IPv4 with more
bits becomes less non-attractive.
IPs, but they generally seem to make use of NAT and IPv6. If
everyone in this
category who could justify a /8 applied and received them we might
be in real
trouble with our IPv4 space.
I had said elsewhere this was unprecedented but was then pointed at
Well, there has been a flurry of /8s being allocated by the IANA to
the RIRs which are announced to the various operational mailing
lists. I think it safe to assume those /8 allocations are not being
done to redistribute the remaining free pool to the RIRs...
188.8.131.52/10 which is Comcast assigned in April. I'm surprised
none of these
assignemtns have shown up on mailing lists..
[In case anyone is wondering, no, I do not have any inside knowledge
of this as an ARIN Board of Trustees Member -- the Board is
explicitly segregated from the day-to-day operational aspects of ARIN]