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Re: "It's the end of the world as we know it" -- REM
From: Andrew Latham <lathama () gmail com>
Date: Wed, 24 Apr 2013 10:18:25 -0400

* Tore

On Wed, Apr 24, 2013 at 1:46 AM, Tore Anderson <tore () fud no> wrote:
* Andrew Latham

I have sadly witnessed a growing number of businesses with /24s
moving to colocation/aws networks and not giving up their unused
network space. I assume this will come into play soon.

A couple of /24s being returned wouldn't make a significant difference
when it comes to IPv4 depletion. Heck, not even a couple of /8s would.
Trying to reclaim and redistribute unused space would be a tremendous
waste of effort.

If I can walk around a smallish town and point at 5 businesses like
this its a possible solution.  I am not claiming a few /24s will do, I
am claiming that there are many (for larger values of many) companies
like this.

I have already read the news of blackmarket sales of network
allocations in Europe.

Interesting. Do you have a link or some other kind of reference?

I did a quick search and they are easy to find. Many news articles
about Microsoft buying network allocations at auction to set a price
of ~$11USD per IP. One tangent article that I liked was
http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/2012/07/16/ipv4-addresses-now-driving-hosting-deals/

Tore

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~ Andrew "lathama" Latham lathama () gmail com http://lathama.net ~


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