legacy /8

Jeroen van Aart jeroen at mompl.net
Fri Apr 2 17:25:22 CDT 2010

Cutler James R wrote:
> I also just got a fresh box of popcorn.  I will sit by and wait 

I honestly am not trying to be a troll. It's just everytime I glance 
over the IANA IPv4 Address Space Registry I feel rather annoyed about 
all those /8s that were assigned back in the day without apparently 
realising we might run out.

It was explained to me that many companies with /8s use it for their 
internal network and migrating to 10/8 instead is a major pain.

> Running out of IP addresses is not a soon realized scenario for IPv6. If an organization runs out of IP addresses, the difficulty is with top management, not the network or address space.

I also don't try to bash IPv6, I don't know enough about it yet to do 
that and I doubt I would. From a casual observer's point of view having 
that much more IP space to allocate can only be a good thing. But from 
the same observer's POV you can also reason it is taking very long to 
gain acceptance.


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