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IPv4 Address Pool Expected to Run Out Any Day Now

Larry Seltzer reporting in PCMag.com Security Watch: "According to several measures by experts, the IANA (Internet Assigned Numbers Authority), an ICANN-operated organization which administers the Internet's IP address infrastructure and root servers, has run out of IPv4 address blocks to assign to RIRs (Regional Internet Registries). We are close to that point, but the situation is more complicated than it may seem. ... Actual announcements of the IPv4 depletion have not happened, but look for more news on this subject this week, first as the final allocation to APNIC becomes official and then the invocation of the special final allocation policy by IANA. This is big news and it will affect all of us before it's over."

Read full story: PC Magazine

Related topics: IPv6
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