IPv4 address shortage? Really?
swm at emanon.com
Tue Mar 8 07:18:37 CST 2011
It would be a lot easier to do it by continent.
3 bits at prepend. We only have 7 of those and Antarctica likely
doesn't need several billion addresses anyway. Got some leftover for
the United Federation of Planets. :) (or whatever other
semi-practical use that may be dreamed up)
You could do the same type of thing with E.164 country code ideas, but
that may be a bit stranger and drive the need for more RIRs along the way.
On 3/8/11 2:18 AM, George Bonser wrote:
>> well... not that it gained any traction atall, but given
>> the actual size/complexity of the global interconnect mesh,
>> we -could- ease the transition timing by many years with the
>> following administrative change. No tricks, no OS hacks,
>> no changes to software anywhere.. just a bit of renumbering...
>> the usable IPv4 ranges
>> RFC 1918
>> Step one: Invert RFC 1918 to define the global Internets
>> Step two: make all other usable IPv4 space "private".
>> Serves 2,000,000 million clients w/o changing to a new protocol
> And I fully expect that to be done at some point or another. Country
> takes the entire 32bit address space for itself. You want to serve that
> country? Fine, apply for an allocation out of their /0 and route to it
> over v6.
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