172.0.0.0/12 has been Allocated

Seth Mattinen sethm at rollernet.us
Thu Aug 23 12:57:52 CDT 2012


On 8/23/12 7:18 AM, Jared Mauch wrote:
> 
> On Aug 23, 2012, at 10:04 AM, Blake Hudson <blake at ispn.net> wrote:
> 
>> How does one suddenly justify needing 1,000,000 more IP addresses (explosive expected growth in the next couple months?)
> 
> I can easily see people moving through those IPs in short order if you have a datacenter or other deployment you are working on.  I've heard stories from some of the popular sites about how they have consumed all the 'private' space for their internal-side servers/infrastructure so started to go after public IPs (in addition to IPv6) to workaround the problem.
> 
> AT&T hasn't seen the wireline subscriber growth, but I'm sure their wireless side, datacenter, and other needs are driving growth.
> 


I would really hope that wireless providers are planning for IPv6
instead, although a recent thread about Sprint LTE indicates maybe this
is wishful thinking. I know Verizon is but the single LTE MiFi I have
doesn't do IPv6, but I've seen customers with Verizon phones coming in
over IPv6.

~Seth



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