Ars Technica on IPv4 exhaustion

Mark Andrews marka at
Tue Jun 17 23:24:02 UTC 2014

In message <32832593.4076.1403046439981.JavaMail.root at>, Ja
y Ashworth writes:
> ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Jared Mauch" <jared at>
> > It does ring a bit hollow that these sites haven't gotten there when
> > others (Google, Facebook) have already shown you can publish AAAA
> > records with no adverse public impact. 
> "no" adverse impact?
> Seems to me I've seen a few threads go by the last few years that suggested
> that there were a few pathological cases where having the 4A record was 

What's this "4A" garbage?

> worse than not...

See the red line. 

Additionally Google and FaceBook have basically forced the client
side to fix their broken network configurations by publishing AAAA
records to everyone.  It only takes one or two big sites to force
this issue which they have done.

You are nowhere near the bleeding edge by publishing AAAA records today.


> Cheers,
> -- jra
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