One of the hot topics at the moment is the exhaustion of ip4 space.While this may not sound very exciting to "normal" people the impact it could have on you might be quite painful. If ISPs have to pay a heavy premium for more IP space as their networks expand, then the end users may be forced to pay a premium.Jay Daley, Nominet's CTO, has an interesting post on the Nominet blog … [Read more...] about IPv4 Space For Sale?
RIPE Geek Humour
Paul sent me a link to this earlier this morning (I'm in LA, so 8 hours behind): … [Read more...] about RIPE Geek Humour
Geek Tip – Find out more about an AS number
I was just chatting to Niall about RIPE assignments and members and he gave me a nice little command to check data.You need to run this in a shell:whois -i origin AS39122 -h whois.ripe.netIf the RIPE member in question has been keeping their data current you should get back information on all their IP assignments (or is that allocations? I always mix them up!) … [Read more...] about Geek Tip – Find out more about an AS number
IPV6 on RedHat
Niall has posted some details on setting up IPV6 on Redhat based distros. Why do I mention it? Well it's kind of nice to be able to get IPV6 going across all servers and services on our network. If other people's networks are capable of communication over v6 then we should be able to reciprocate (like was the case when I was in Lisbon). … [Read more...] about IPV6 on RedHat
Where are all the IPs?
In case you are wondering where all the IP addresses have gone to the IPv4 Address Use Report for 2006 has just been posted. … [Read more...] about Where are all the IPs?