Network Dictionary – IPocalypse

It is foretold……

Ye shall know the day of the IPocalypse whence the IANA shall declare the sixth to last /8 subnet hath been allocated. On this terrible event the IANA shall immediately issue one fifth share to each of the NIC of the IPv4 and declare that the reign of IP Version 4 to be at an end.

Whereupon there shall be much gnashing of teeth and wailing. The assembled people will wail where is their saviour, and why didn’t we listen to those who told about IPv6.

And those of the certified Networking faithful shall rise up from obscurity and declare that ‘yea, we know the magical spells that shall implement IPv6′ and the people shall be pleased.

Whereupon the business leaders shall break open the coffers and dispense great quantities of gold to the Networking people who shall cast their mighty spells so that the world shall not end, and that Twitter and Facebook will continue to be available to everyone. And their photos of their families, and their own stashes of gold at the banks.

As if that was important.

IT equivalent of rising CO2 levels

You should note that IPv6 adoption is the IT equivalent of rising CO2 levels. Everyone continues to sort of “know” but aren’t actually doing anything about it.


Global Policy for the Allocation of the Remaining IPv4 Address Space –

About Greg Ferro

Greg Ferro is a Network Engineer/Architect, mostly focussed on Data Centre, Security Infrastructure, and recently Virtualization. He has over 20 years in IT, in wide range of employers working as a freelance consultant including Finance, Service Providers and Online Companies. He is CCIE#6920 and has a few ideas about the world, but not enough to really count.

He is a host on the Packet Pushers Podcast, blogger at and on Twitter @etherealmind and Google Plus

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