[LINK] Unassigned IPv4 addresses exhausted

Stephen Loosley StephenLoosley at outlook.com
Sat Nov 12 17:37:07 AEDT 2016

Yes, and thanks, Rick. That’s exactly what I was wondering about in my reply to Glen.
Surely IPv6 awareness is required throughout networks? And so, how aware are we?

And, is this the reason for Australia’s somewhat unusually poor Google graphics here:



From: Rick Welykochy<mailto:rick at vitendo.ca>
Sent: Saturday, November 12, 2016 5:04 PM
Subject: Re: [LINK] Unassigned IPv4 addresses exhausted

Glen Turner wrote:

> There's a slight difference between the above and the IAB's statement
> that "the *pool* of unassigned IPv4 addresses has been exhausted". That
> is, all IPv4 addressing at IANA has been assigned out to the regional
> internet registries (APNIC, etc). Those registries could be holding
> unassigned IPv4 address blocks, or they may have exhausted supplies
> too. In any case, a specification from a international standards body
> can't depend upon a supply being available.


At the very least, it appears that the Big Three operating systems support
IPv6. Now for all those routers, cable modems and other comms equipment.


Rick Welykochy

My goal for 2016 is to
achieve the goals of 2015
which I'd have done in 2014
as I promised in 2013
& planned in 2012.
     -- politics as usual

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