Reply to post: Re: We can take entire 24 ranges back

We are absolutely, definitively, completely and utterly out of IPv4 addresses, warns RIPE

Jellied Eel Silver badge

Re: We can take entire 24 ranges back

Assuming Wiki is up-to-date, there aren't many remaining /8 address block owners that aren't ISP's:

Pfft.. /8's are for wimps! So there's 224.0.0.0/3, split into 224.0.0.0/4 and lightly used for multicasting, and then 240.0.0.0/4. That one was 'reserved for future use', and the future could be now. But IANA says 'NO!' and thou shalt move to IPv6.

But that's.. controversial, especially given there's probably a lot of 224/4 that could be recovered and reassigned.

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