ARIN Enters Phase Two of the IPv4 Countdown Plan

That means only AfriNIC has plenty of addresses. If you love IPv6, now is your chance to stampede ARIN and claim all the IPv4 addresses you can. We won’t see any serious upgrading until the ipocalypse is forced onto everyone. Burn, waste and consume those IPv4 addresses, make the future brighter   ARIN now has […]

Update: IPocalypse: What’s next for the ‘End of the Internet’

On the 20 January 2011, I wrote about the “End of the Internet”. In Sep 2012, we are witnessing the ongoing apathy of IT managers and leaders to even discuss the problem. When it can be avoided, IT leaders will continue to ignore the problem and fail to plan for the future. This week, RIPE […]

Show 43 – Microsoft Teredo is Crap

A shorter show this week as Greg gets ready to go to Interop in Las Vegas next week courtesy of HP Networking. We look at recent events and talk generally about network with Tom Hollingsworth, Brandon Carroll and Greg Ferro.

Microsoft Teredo is a no-go area for IPv6.

I’ve talked before about Microsoft Teredo protocol for IPv6 tunneling and called it a bag of crap. Geoff Huston puts some solid information down about Teredo and why it should not be considered. My gut feeling : Teredo = NetBIOS (and we all know how that worked out) but Microsoft continues to develop it’s own proprietary technology and embed it into their products. Geoff Huston has some evidence about how bad it is.

The Importance of Provider Independent IPv6 Addressing

It’s important for people to apply directly to their registry for IPv6 address allocation. You should not get an allocation from your Service Provider.

Why Allocating a /64 is Not Wasteful and Necessary

Some discussion on why allocating a /64 is not wasteful

IPv6 – /48 allocation in /64 chunks – that’s a lot of addresses

I posted yesterday about changes to RFC3177 for IPv6 allocation. I wonder how many have done the maths on this and realised just how many addresses this works out to be. Lets hold hands and work through the maths: Lets say you are allocated a /48 by your favourite RIR. Lets also say you allocate […]

IPocalypse: What’s next for the ‘End of the Internet’ ?

So we are waiting for confirmation from IANA, but here is a bit of background.

The IPocalyse is Nigh – Forced Allocation of IPv4 to RIRs next week ?

The whisper is that the last two /8 IP address ranges were today allocated. Since there were seven pools of /8 addresses, this means that we are witnessing the start of the IPocalypse. What’s Happened ? Some time ago, Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) established the final process as the IPv4 address pool is exhausted. […]

IETF IPv6 address allocation policy being updated.

IETF is now backtracking on /48 IPv6 address allocation by letting anyone do what the hell they like. Why not ?


Scheduling the IPocalypse

Ivan Pepelnjak has made a presentation available at [Slideshare - Content over IPv6 - No Excuses]. One slide particularly caught my attention: It’s timely reminder that the IPocalypse is going happen quite slowly. Each step is inevitable but none of the them are the final step. For example, once the IANA runs out of addresses, […]

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