First Internet message anniversary

First Internet message anniversary

The article linked below caused me to reflect on my memorable first Internet experience. It is growing increasingly harder to convey the eeriness of the feelings I had upon my first contact with the Internet. In today’s connected world it is hard to remember the...
Chicken Little and IPv4

Chicken Little and IPv4

The author of the article linked below, without mentioning NAT at all, comes to an important conclusion about IPv4 scarcity. He senses that there is a distinction between the absolute number of devices connected to the Internet and the number of devices which require...
Another carrier announcing CGN

Another carrier announcing CGN

A new wireless carrier in London, Relish,  has announced the deployment of a 4G LTE network. This network is running Carrier Grade NAT to get around problems of IPv4 scarcity. The company announced that they had completed rigorous testing of their CGN implementation...
IPv4 Network Surprisingly Robust?

IPv4 Network Surprisingly Robust?

“But a surprising thing happened: because of workarounds that allow many devices to share one address, IPv4 is still used, even though the number of devices now vastly outnumbers the number of available addresses. Most sites and network operators aren’t even...
More thoughts on the future of this market

More thoughts on the future of this market

We are often asked about the future of the IPv4 market and I will take some time now to discuss that. APNIC and RIPE have virtually exhausted their free pools and have severely limited new allocations. As of this writing, ARIN has about .95 of a /8 left, or about 15...