Thursday, 22 October 2015

Thirteenth in the world, second in Asia

According to APNIC labs statistics, Malaysia is number 13th in the world and 2nd in Asia for IPv6 capable networks. This is a big achievement and shows that vast amount of our engineers have the critical knowledge and skills of how to deploy IPv6.


Saturday, 4 July 2015

It's official: North America out of new iPv4 addresses

Remember how, a decade ago, we told you that the Internet was running out of IPv4 addresses? Well, it took a while, but that day is here now: Asia, Europe, and Latin America have been parceling out scraps for a year or more, and now the ARIN wait list is here for the US, Canada, and numerous North Atlantic and Caribbean islands. Only organizations in Africa can still get IPv4 addresses as needed. The good news is that IPv6 seems to be picking up the slack.

ARIN, the American Registry for Internet Numbers, has now activated its "IPv4 Unmet Requests Policy." Until now, organizations in the ARIN region were able to get IPv4 addresses as needed, but yesterday, ARIN was no longer in the position to fulfill qualifying requests. As a result, ISPs that come to ARIN for IPv4 address space have three choices: they can take a smaller block (ARIN currently still has a limited supply of blocks of 512 and 256 addresses), they can go on the wait list in the hopes that a block of the desired size will become available at some point in the future, or they can transfer buy addresses from an organization that has more than it needs.

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Saturday, 6 June 2015

Thoughts from NANOG 64

Geoff Huston writes about his thoughts on The North American Network Operator’s Group's  64th Meeting in San Francisco in early June.

Here are some of his impressions of some of the sessions that grabbed his attention at the meeting.

He talks about:

1) Policy: US Regulatory Matters;
2) Network Operations: Automation;
3) IPv6: A Shift in Gears;
4) Protocols: Google’s QUIC; and
5) Scaling Forwarding.

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Friday, 29 May 2015

v6 in China is booming!

Some 18 M v6 users are accessing Google today becoming the 2nd largest v6 nation after the US (45 M), overtaking Germany which is at 10 M. (

The reason for this is the recent massive activation of v6 in the major networks.