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RE: IRR listing of IANA-reserved, a question..
On Wed, 4 Sep 2002 email@example.com wrote: > > I used the list posted at iana and created the list in the what I think > is better for use by own whois server. Its likely to be of use to others. > > Also based on suggestion by Sean Donelan column has been added if > /8 block is or should be routable or not (my own opinion). > > The list is available at http://www.completewhois.com/iana-ipv4-addresses > > I'm also posting it here below (you're free to modify or not and use it > for whatever purposes you desire): 92 /8s reserved... Since the start of 1999, ARIN has grown by 6 /8s, APNIC and RIPE by 4 each, for a total of 14 /8s in almost 4 years. Call it an even /4 per 4 years, for an average of a /6 per year. Now, assume some acceleration in growth...say global assignment increases to /7 per year starting next year, which I think is unreasonable but illustrative for the sake of the point. That would still provide space for the next 10+ years. And looking at the list, there are still several companies who have unreasonable allocations. You have weird things like Eli Lilly and Company, Ford, US Postal Service, Prudential Securities, Interop Show Network, Halliburton Company, Apple, Xerox, Computer Sciences Corporation, etc. I'm sure these companies have legitimate needs for large amounts of address space, but they most likely don't even need a /8 combined. Surely the US-DOD (with 10 /8s to their name) would like to renumber into rfc1918 space for a myriad of reasons. If not, one would think that can be reduced considerably. This is all ignoring the considerable amount of dead space in 128/2. Does anybody keep statistics about what percentage of useable space is announced? So...my question is, without a marketable product, and without a need for the considerable future, will IPv6 remain a barely supported protocol for too long to be implemented? Will IPv6 be surpassed by a superior protocol before it becomes neccessary to be implemented? 10 years is a long time... Andy xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Andy Dills 301-682-9972 Xecunet, LLC www.xecu.net xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Dialup * Webhosting * E-Commerce * High-Speed Access