The end of IPv4!

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http://www.zdnet.com/blog/networkin...nly-the-internet-running-out-of-addresses/656

Don’t Panic! It’s only the Internet running out of Addresses

The various Internet management groups made it official this morning. We’re now out of Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4) Internet address blocks. The final five blocks of IPv4 addresses were given out to the five Regional Internet Registries (RIR), which, in turn, will distribute these IP addresses to ISPs. That puts about 80-million more IPv4 addresses in play, but once they’re gone, they gone: IPv4 game over.

There was nothing unexpected about the Internet running out of IPv4 addresses, except for how quickly the last few address blocks have been used up. As Rod Beckstrom, Internet Corporation For Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)’s President and CEO said in the announcement “This is truly a major turning point in the on-going development of the Internet. Nobody was caught off guard by this, the Internet technical community has been planning for IPv4 depletion for quite some time. But it means the adoption of IPv6 is now of paramount importance, since it will allow the Internet to continue its amazing growth and foster the global innovation we’ve all come to expect.”

What does that mean for you? Well, in the short run, nothing if you’re an ordinary user. If you’re a CIO, network engineer or administrator, you’ve got to start getting switch to over to IPv6. IPv6, with its 128-bit addresses, won’t be running out of addresses any time this century.

IPv4 is another matter though. The Asia-Pacific RIR, (APNIC) will be the first to run out. I expect APNIC to give up its last free address in the early summer. RIPE, which handles Europe, the Middle East and the former Soviet Union countries, will go next by year’s end, and the American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN) will run out in early 2012.

If your business isn’t ready for IPv6, and darn few are, there are some transitional technologies such as dual stack, dual-IP stacks, and Dual Stack Application Level Gateways that will let you use IPv4 and IPv6 at the same time.

If all that’s Greek to you, talk to your networking vendor or your ISP. You’re going to need their help to switch over IPv6 anyway. Many of them, such as Allied Telesis, Mu Dynamics, and Hurricane Electric have IPv4/IPv6 transition products and services ready to go.

As Alain Durand, director of software engineering for Juniper Networks told me, “The expected announcement from the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority [IANA] that the remaining large IPv4 address blocks have now been assigned has long been forecast and should be kept in perspective as global Internet growth will continue without interruption for a long time to come. Juniper Networks has been assisting its service provider and enterprise customers with a continuum of IPv4 exhaustion solutions, IPv6-enabled products and IPv4/IPv6 coexistence strategies for many years. There will be no disruption of service for the vast majority of Internet users, both wireless and wireline.”

So long, that is, as you upgrade your network infrastructure for the brave new world of IPv6. If you don’t, well don’t be shocked if in a year or two, you won’t be able to get Internet addresses for your new office or your VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) programs won’t connect.
 

ghost6303

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and the American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN) will run out in early 2012.

this article was published yesterday, the same day ARIN announced they exhausted their IP pool. gg zdnet for keeping up with current events and for accurate estimations.

this should not be new news to anyone on this subforum. good info though, for those who have never heard about this. wonder how long its going to take for IPv6 to become the mainstream. seems a lot of people are dragging their feet.
 

LordCalin

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Arin Did not run out of addresses, Arin Announced IANA has run out, big diffrence... (the link to the actual announcement is in my post on the same topic posted same time this one was lol)
 

SirMaster

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Hmm, I've already been using IPv6 for about a year now.

Get with the times! heh.
 

gimp

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A press conference taking place on Thursday in Miami is expected to mark the last allocation of Internet Protocol, Version 4 addresses by the central authority that assigns them.

IPv4's funeral expected to come Thursday

The Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) assigned two of the remaining blocks of IPv4 addresses - each containing 16.7 million addresses - to the Asia Pacific Network Information Centre (APNIC) on Tuesday, as predicted.

No more IPv4 addresses

although the last article is confusing itself; first it says no more IPv4 addresses, but then the article states two of the last blocks. Not the last two.

Facebook, Google, Yahoo commit to 'World IPv6 Day' trial

Several of the Internet's most popular Web sites - including Facebook, Google and Yahoo - have agreed to participate in the first global-scale trial of IPv6, the long-anticipated upgrade to the Internet's main communications protocol known as IPv4.

The trial — dubbed "World IPv6 Day" — requires participants to support native IPv6 traffic on their main Web sites on June 8, 2011. Leading content delivery networks Akamai and Limelight Networks also committed to the IPv6 trial, which is being sponsored by the Internet Society.

Today, IPv6 represents less than one-twentieth of 1% of overall Internet traffic, according to Arbor Networks.
 

mattjw916

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I bet more people would use IPv6 if it was available.

I'd run dual stack on my router at home if Comcast offered it. I'm not interested in any 6to4 tunneling variants though.

I think 25 people not too far from me were selected for the pilot test. They aren't taking any new volunteers though.
 

Red Squirrel

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Interesting. Guess we should see IPv6 by 2020 instead of 2080.

It's probably safe to say Duke Nukem Forever will be out before IPv6.
 

Valnar

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My management doesn't seem to have the same level of imperative-ness as I do.
 

NTAuthourity

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Interesting. Guess we should see IPv6 by 2020 instead of 2080.

It's probably safe to say Duke Nukem Forever will be out before IPv6.

Haha i can believe it 2011 DNF. But its about time :) Ipv6 will have a life now...not just a item used on the back burner. Let us all rejoice!
 
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