Collection of useful, relevant or inane places on the the Internets for 13th May:
- Nortel confirms fire sale • The Register – As predicted, Nortel isn't coming back. Customers ran away in droves when they went broke since they didn't like Nortel much anyway. I can't imagine that anyone has much loyalty to Nortel left. A recent stint at a Service Provider I saw them still buying Nortel but not by choice, if they could move to another platform they would have changed on the spot.
Breaking Nortel into pieces (a la Cabletron) is a sad end to what was a fine company.
Bring on the web apps!
- IPv4 address exhaustion – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia – Wikipedia has some good material that you can rip off for an internal report on the IPv4 exahaustion and coming IPV6 IPocalypse.
- IPv4 Address Pool – Quarterly updated chart showing the usage of IPv4 address from the RIR perspective. Note the gradual rate of increase of IP address allocation. Seriously, I wonder when the land rush the start to grab chunks of IPv4 addresses so that "we don't have to upgrade anytime soon"
- xkcd – A Webcomic – Map of the Internet – World's best cartoon maps the Internet IPv4 address range. Cool funny.