As time progresses, AFRINIC might hit their Z day sooner.
AFRINIC has a webpage of their own on the IPv4 exhaustion within AFRINIC.
Sometime ago I switched from a Huawei E220 to a Huawei B593s-22. My 3G internet connection became a 4G internet connection in an instant.
I recently turned on IPv6 on the 4G WAN interface, only to be really disappointed.
NetCom does not offer IPv6 service to its 4G customers. That’s a shame.
With ARIN running out of IPv4 addresses, it sends a clear message that IPv4 is nearing its useful lifespan. NetCom should thus begin offering IPv6 service. Our patience is running out.
ARIN, the American Registry for Internet Numbers, is closing in on their Z day. Soon only AfriNIC will have IPv4 address blocks available for their customers, and even AfriNIC will run out of IPv4 addresses sometime in the year 2019.
See ARIN’s IPv4 depletion webpage for more information.
The bottom line is: Start using IPv6!
I had a FreeBSD setup I wanted to replicate to another, identical computer. The source system runs ZFS and so should the receiving system. A recursive snapshot in combination with the
zfs send and
zfs receive commands proved most fruitful. Continue reading Replicating an entire FreeBSD system using ZFS
I tried FreeBSD base/head with only an IPv6 address configured on the NIC. While installing some ports, I soon ran into the problem of living in more or less total isolation. Continue reading FreeBSD and IPv6 only – February 2014
I’ve been experimenting with
carp(4) on FreeBSD/i386 10.0-CURRENT and FreeBSD/amd64 10.0-CURRENT for the past year or so.
carp(4) is no longer a pseudo-interface, but rather accessible on every conceivable interface. Continue reading CARP on FreeBSD 10.0-CURRENT
An acquaintant posted the following question on an IRC channel earlier today:
How many IPv4 addresses are there?
The quick and simple answer is 232 = 4,294,967,296 addresses.
Is this an accurate answer? Yes, in a strict interpretation of the original question.
A far more interesting puzzle is if you want to account for all the IPv4 addresses usable on the public internet. Continue reading How many IPv4 addresses are there?
Here’s a conundrum aimed at those dabbling in the internals of Microsoft Windows 7. Continue reading Persisting IPv6 DNS resolver addresses