Friday Fun: UK Government (Dept of Work & Pensions) selling off an entire "/8"

Christian de Larrinaga cdel at firsthand.net
Fri Mar 13 19:10:49 UTC 2015


unrouted addresses I expect ....

What with their CTO declaring no need for IPv6 last June I do wonder if
the Government is in the driving seat of its network policy.

It'll be a'rolling in the aisles when HMG wakes up to find they've
flogged their v4 and can't deploy v6 and are to be stuck behind a nice
vendor's CGNAT policies for the duration.

But they love silos.

Christian

Randy Carpenter wrote:
> "Top Quality" ?
> 
> Are they aged longer in special barrels? Polished extra nicely?
> 
> (Ouch, I think I injured my eyes from the rolling)
> 
> thanks,
> -Randy
> 
> ----- On Mar 13, 2015, at 2:46 PM, Alec Muffett alec.muffett at gmail.com wrote:
> 
>> Perhaps I'm odd, but I find the novelty of this to be amusing:
>>
>> IPv4 Market Group Announces the Availability of a Significant Portfolio of
>>> IPv4 Addresses for Purchase in the RIPE Region:
>>>
>>
>>> IPv4 Market Group, a global leader in IPv4 sales, has just announced the
>>> availability of up to 2.6 million top quality IPv4 addresses for purchase
>>> in the RIPE region. The firm’s Executive Vice President for Business
>>> Development, Jeff Mehlenbacher, said that the IPv4 blocks are being offered
>>> in multiples of /16, with up to 7 contiguous /16’s and 40 /16’s in total
>>> IPs.
>>
>> ...deletia...
>>
>> http://ipv4marketgroup.com/ipv4-addresses-ripe-region/
>>
>>
>> It's related to this blogpost:
>>
>> https://governmenttechnology.blog.gov.uk/2015/02/19/freeing-up-unused-ip-addresses/
>>
>>
>> ...and I gather that perhaps - although it's currently being marketed as a
>> bunch of /16s - they might also entertain the possibility of selling it as
>> an entire /8 for a reasonable price.
>>
>> I'm wondering: have we passed the point of peak IPv4 scarcity? Is selling
>> an entire /8 still a viable proposition? Apparently UK Gov may have more
>> than one...
>>
>>    - alec
>>
>> --
>> http://dropsafe.crypticide.com/aboutalecm

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