Changes IPv6

IPv6 Public NTP Servers Discontinued

Almost 9 years ago we set up some publicly accessible IPv6 time servers. At the time there were few to no options for NTP over IPv6.

However, it’s time to retire those servers. They’ve run faithfully for almost 10 years and their watch is over. We won’t offer a replacement for this service, but NIST has IPv6 NTP servers in their pool:

Announcements IPv6

L-Root Instance now in Reno

We’re pleased to announce we’re now providing an L-Root instance in Reno, NV to our customers and peers, including TahoeIX peers.

Announcements IPv6

IPv6 For Everyone

Roller Network has long been a proponent of native IPv6 since we first deployed it on our network in 2007 following some early testing back in 2005. We also require support for native IPv6 from anyone we buy transit from now or in the future. But IPv6 provisioning on new Roller Network customer accounts has been optional on request. We’ve decided it’s time to change that.

Since last week we’ve started provisioning an IPv6 /64 subnet (with its enclosing /48 reserved) on all new accounts. Soon we’ll be going through all existing accounts and assigning an IPv6 subnet to them, too. Whether or not customers will use their IPv6 is still up to them, but we hope this will encourage some to give IPv6 another look or start learning and testing IPv6 connectivity.


ARIN Enters Phase Two of their IPv4 Countdown Plan

ARIN now has only 3 /8s of available IPv4 space in its inventory and has moved into Phase Two of their IPv4 Countdown Plan

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Europe Officially Runs Out of IPv4 Addresses

The big news today is that RIPE has officially reached their final /8 of IP4 addresses and exhausted their free pool. Per RIPE’s final /8 policy, no new IPv4 Provider Independent (PI) space will be assigned. RIPE follows on the heels of APNIC, who exhausted their IPv4 pool on April 14, 2011. What are your IPv6 plans?

Europe officially runs out of IPv4 addresses

Earlier today, the RIPE NCC (Réseaux IP Européens Network Coordination Centre) announced it is down to its last “/8” worth of IPv4 addresses. This means that it is no longer possible to obtain new IPv4 addresses in Europe, the former USSR, or the Middle East, with one small exception: every network operator that is a “RIPE member” or “local Internet registry” (LIR) can obtain one final block of 1024 IPv4 addresses. To fulfill these requests, the RIPE NCC is keeping that last /8, which contains 16.8 million addresses, in reserve.

 RIPE NCC Begins to Allocate IPv4 Address Space From the Last /8

On Friday 14 September, 2012, the RIPE NCC, the Regional Internet Registry (RIR) for Europe, the Middle East and parts of Central Asia, distributed the last blocks of IPv4 address space from the available pool.

This means that we are now distributing IPv4 address space to Local Internet Registries (LIRs) from the last /8 according to section 5.6 of “IPv4 Address Allocation and Assignment Policies for the RIPE NCC Service Region“.

This section states that an LIR may receive one /22 allocation (1,024 IPv4 addresses), even if they can justify a larger allocation. This /22 allocation will only be made to LIRs if they have already received an IPv6 allocation from an upstream LIR or the RIPE NCC. No new IPv4 Provider Independent (PI) space will be assigned.

It is now imperative that all stakeholders deploy IPv6 on their networks to ensure the continuity of their online operations and the future growth of the Internet.