Posts By: Jennifer Bly

5 Misperceptions about ARIN IPv4 Depletion

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There has been some animated discussion and speculation about ARIN’s IPv4 depletion, in various places ranging from forum discussions to Twitter haikus. In much of the discussion about this news, we did find a few persistent misconceptions. So we thought we would take the opportunity to clear up a few of these, and provide some facts to help you better understand the situation.

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ARIN Reaches Final /8 of IPv4 Address Space

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On 23 April 2014, ARIN’s IPv4 address inventory dropped to 1.00 /8 (the equivalent of 16,777,216 addresses) which triggered the final phase of our IPv4 Countdown Plan. Read the official ARIN announcement on this milestone. What is the answer to IPv4 depletion? IPv4 depletion should come as no surprise to anyone and clearly underscores the need for IPv6. The sheer size of the IPv6 address pool will more than meet the needs of the growing Internet now, and well into the future.

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ARIN 33 Members Meeting Daily Recap

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Today’s Members Meeting brought us lots of reports from the global Internet community. During our first session of the morning, we heard from IANA on a variety of topics including their recent audit, customer service survey, performance standards, delegated new gTLDs, and community representatives for root DNSSEC key signing ceremonies. A round of applause was instigated for the good work they do.

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Daily Recap 2: ARIN 33 Public Policy Meeting

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Another day here at ARIN 33 in the Windy City of Chicago, and it breezed by rather quickly. Instead of a long-winded explanation, this short daily recap should help you get up to speed. A record number of policies were covered during this Public Policy Meeting. In total, a whopping 14 policies were on the docket. Today, the seven draft policies that were added to that count included…

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2014 WTDC – Looking Forward

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The 2014 World Telecommunication Development Conference (WTDC), centered on the theme of Broadband for Sustainable Development, came to a successful conclusion on 10 April in Dubai, UAE. The general tenor of the conference was one of collaboration and open dialogue amongst attendees. The Regional Internet Registries (RIRs) were fully represented and involved.

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Find Me at ARIN 33

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In two weeks ARIN 33 will begin. Get to know the three fellows who you’ll find actively involved at this meeting with this Q&A. Kevin Powell, Lecturer/Head of Department, General Studies and Communication at University College of Caribbean, from Jamaica; Brett Henrich, Sr. Technical Specialist at Infracore LLC, from California, USA; Jose Alvarado, IT Operations Manager at Allstream Corp., from Ontario, Canada. Be sure to find Kevin, Brett, and Jose to introduce yourself and give them a big welcome to their first ARIN meeting!

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Interop Las Vegas: Doubling Down on IPv6

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Last week, we carved out a corner of the Interop Las Vegas expo floor for any attendees with questions about IPv4, IPv6, ARIN technical services, and so forth. To our delight, we were flooded from start to finish with all manner of organizations from across the region, and questions on nearly every topic! The biggest topic, of course, is IPv6 adoption. More organizations asked us about how to get IPv6 deployed than ever before, and with good reason.

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Building a High-Availability PostgreSQL Cluster at ARIN

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ARIN is a small organization with a big job. ARIN keeps track of IP addresses and Autonomous system numbers for both North America and parts of the Caribbean. This information is kept in a high-availability database that is core to ARIN’s services . This database is known as Jon Postel’s notebook, in tribute to Dr. Jon Postel who was one of the early luminaries of the Internet and who had the first job to keep track of names and numbers.

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A Process of Refining Policies

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The Atlanta PPC was a good example of the how the ARIN policy process works, it is a process of refinement. Proposals and draft policies go through multiple reviews and revisions before being accepted as Policy and added to the Number Resource Policy Manual (NRPM) or abandoned along the way.

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