Musings from a small IPP

The end of the Internet is nigh

by on Mar.22, 2011, under Operations

The last block of IP4 addresses are handed over

This was the ceremonial handover of the last block of addresses available in the Second Internet Addressing Scheme (IP4) at the London Transport Museum, Covent Garden on Tuesday 22 March 2011. This marks the end of the Internet as we knew it and the start of a lot of hard work to make the switch over to IP6 invisible to the users. There are no free address blocks remaining. The end happened about 5 years later than I expected, mainly due to the massive use of NAT in Home and Business networks.

On the right Nigel Titley accepts the addresses on behalf of the European Internet Resources Centre (RIPE) from Leo Vegoda on behalf of the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA)

This is actually a scary moment. Be afraid, be very afraid.



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