Where to buy Internet IP addresses

Joe Maimon jmaimon at ttec.com
Sun May 3 00:30:52 CDT 2009


Mikael Abrahamsson wrote:
> On Sat, 2 May 2009, Matthew Palmer wrote:

>> [1] Just because we've got a lot of it, doesn't mean we should be 
>> pissing it
>> up against the wall unnecessarily.  A motto for network engineers and
>> economists alike.
> 
> You can't be wasteful with something that you know is already extremely 
> plentyful.

There is no resource that cannot be pissed away, if you try hard enough.

> 
> We currently have 72 million billion /56:es. If we do /56:es of the 
> current /16 being handed out and then change our mind, we can still hand 
> out 1100 billion /56:es before we can discover this was wasteful and 
> then we will have spent one 65536th of the address space available.
> 

Philosophical:

You know, if we are just going to act as if ipv6 has only 64 bits, why 
didnt we just design it with only 64?

Practical:

Think of the routing table. How many /48's in a /32?


> Give people a /56 and if they only use one NOW,

Give people a /96. Thats a whole internet.

Whats that? They resurrected classfull addressing for ipv6?






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