IPv4 Net addresses now 95 percent used up2010.10.18 11:24 by Daniela
Keywords: IPv4, Internet
The final stages of the squeeze are arriving: of the 4.3 billion Internet addresses possible with today's Net mainstream technology, 95 percent are gone.
That's the word Monday from the Number Resource Organization, a group representing the world's five regional Internet registries (RIRs) that dole out the numeric addresses.
"This is a major milestone in the life of the Internet and means that allocation of the last blocks of IPv4 to the RIRs is imminent," Axel Pawlik, chairman of the Number Resource Organization, said in a statement.
ARIN, one of five registries that allocate Internet addresses, shows the steadily diminishing number of available "/8" blocks of 16.7 million IP addresses. In June, it was down to 16. Today, 12 remain.
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