Ars Technica on IPv4 exhaustion

Justin M. Streiner streiner at
Thu Jun 19 14:55:06 UTC 2014

On Thu, 19 Jun 2014, Brian Hartsfield wrote:

> I am going to be real interested to see how the media handles the situation
> when ARIN runs out of IPv4 addresses.   I could really see some big doom
> and gloom stories hit some of the mainstream media when that occurs.  While
> it isn't the end of the world when ARIN runs out, it is still significant
> and I personally think that moment is going to be what starts to spur more
> CIOs to start asking questions about IPv6 and if their organization is
> ready (and the answer likely being no)

IPv4 doom and gloom is just more irresponsible/un-informed journalism.

ARIN getting close to running out of IPv4 addresses is not news.  That 
this would eventually happen has been known for a very long time. 
Entities choosing to keep their heads in the sand and ignore that fact is 
another matter altogether.

Were there (m)any "OMG WE'RE OUT OF IP ADDRESSES!!!1!111" articles when 
APNIC throttled final assignments down to one /22 per organization after 
they dipped into their last /8?  Were there (m)any when RIPE got down to 
their last /8


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