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Re: /8 end user assignment?
- From: Iljitsch van Beijnum
- Date: Fri Aug 05 04:47:54 2005
On 5-aug-2005, at 0:09, Christopher L. Morrow wrote:
2. We know cable companies, dsl providers and mobile companies can
use this many 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.
Actually, I think it'd be GOOD if the v4 space got very scarce very
The first six months of this year nearly 100 million addresses were
given out by the RIRs. (How many were returned I don't know.)
fast... it'd make people stop putzing around with v6 amd mae it
for real. (perhaps even someone would think about how to multihome
in a workable manner)
With some 1100 - 1200 million lying around the IANA storage facility
unused, this gives us some 5 years before we run out of _unused_
address space, if nothing changes. Even if there is significant
growth, it's virtually impossible for those billion+ addresses to run
out within 3 years.
Five years is a long time, you can upgrade a lot of load balancers in
such a period. You can upgrade a good number in three years, too.