RIPE NCC, which looks after IP address allocations for Europe and the Middle East (give or take), has launched its IP4 wait list. With the depletion of IP4 address space RIPE and other regional internet registries have put in place policies and processes to deal with recuperating IP address space and then assigning it to members. RIPE expect to run out of their current … [Read more...] about RIPE Region IP4 Waiting List Launched
IPv4 address exhaustion
This one piqued my curiosity this morning. There is no IPv4 left. While that's not something that non-techies care about (yet) it is something that people in the technical community are worried about at some level. Within the RIPE region the IP address allocation policy is governed by "the last /8 policy". A potential loophole in the policy allows new LIRs to get an … [Read more...] about Are RIPE Members Trying To “Game” The System?