No more IP for you

Jason Clifford jason at
Wed Jan 20 09:58:46 GMT 2010

On Wed, 2010-01-20 at 09:07 +0000, Mike Whitaker wrote:
> So, there's still nearly half a billion addresses unallocated?
> Do I /really/ need to worry /just/ yet?

Absolutely yes. You need to be terrified or you wont go our and spend
oodles on new routers and switches which have a half arsed
implementation of IPv6. How else do you expect Cisco, et al to meet
their sales targets?

Seriously though the issue of IPv4 exhaustion is a real one that we
either face up to now or accept serious consequences later. Excessively
large allocations made years ago waste vast ranges of IPv4 and it's not
likely that those will be recovered so Luis is right that early entrants
to the market (and those who have bought them up) will have significant
business opportunities soon while new entrants will be screwed.

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