Archive | September, 2012

The Five Stages of IPv4 Exhaustion Grief

By Dean Pemberton – Task Force Technical Convenor Réseaux IP Européens Network Coordination Centre (RIPE NCC) the organisation who allocates IP addresses to European organisations has announced this week that they are now allocating from their final block of IPv4 addresses.  Members can still be allocated addresses, but they are only allocated a maximum of 1024. […]

Palmerston North IXP upgraded to support IPv6

Wellington-based broadband provider CityLink has announced that it has upgraded the Palmerston North Internet exchange to support both IPv4 and IPv6 peering announcements. In a post to the NZNOG mailing list, a CityLink representative says all five of the New Zealand peering points operated by Citylink are now dual-stacked. Those wanting to add IPv6 peering […]

Ministry moves to new Internet IPv6 System

Ministry of Health media release 17 September 2012 The Ministry of Health is one of the first government agencies to have enabled access to its websites via IPv6. Internet growth has meant that the 4.3 billion available IPv4 internet addresses – a requirement for anyone using any means like computers or mobile phones to connect […]

Europe officially runs out of IPv4 addresses

RIPE NCC now allocating IPv4 address space from the last /8 netblock, says Ars technica magazine “Late last week, the RIPE NCC (Réseaux IP Européens Network Coordination Centre) announced it is down to its last “/8” worth of IPv4 addresses. This means that it is no longer possible to obtain new IPv4 addresses in Europe, […]