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The IPocalypse - 20 months later

In the Asia Pacific Region the Regional Registry, APNIC, ran out of IPv4 addresses in April 2011. This presentation will examine the address allocation records leading up to the exhaustion, and the profile of IP address consumption in the 6 months prior to exhaustion, and compare this to the 12 months following exhaustion. The questions examined in this presentation relate to the extent to which the formation of a post exhaustion secondary re-distribution market has occurred, and an examination of the routing tables to see if there is any evidence of other forms of address redistribution in the Asia Pacific region. The effect of this exhaustion in other regions in the world will also be examined. The data being analysed for this presentation is the address registration records maintained by the Regional Routing Registries, and the inter-domain routing table (BGP) snapshots, and the key indicators I will be looking out are the allocation rate, the size distribution of allocations, the time period between allocation and advertisement, and the address transfer logs.

The second part of this presentation will look at IPv6 deployment metrics to examine the extent to which IPv4 exhaustion has had an impact on the momentum for the adoption of IPv6 in the ASia Pacific region.The presentation will compare IPv6 uptake rates pre and post exhaustion in the ASia Pacific region, and compare them with those of other regions.

Geoff Huston

Geoff Huston B.Sc., M.Sc., is the Chief Scientist at APNIC, the Regional Internet Registry serving the Asia Pacific region. He has been closely involved with the development of the Internet for many years, particularly within Australia, where he was responsible for the initial deployment of the Internet within the Australian academic and research sector with AAARNet. He has worked in the ISP sector as well as in the telco sector, and has extensive experience in Internet services and architecture. He is an active member of the Internet Engineering Task Force, and served on the Internet Architecture Board as well as chairing a number of working groups. His current research interests include BGP and measuring IPv6 deployment.