[arin-ppml] AFRINIC And The Stability Of The Internet Number Registry System

Michael Peddemors michael at linuxmagic.com
Thu Sep 2 19:10:08 EDT 2021


On 2021-09-02 2:01 p.m., Ronald F. Guilmette wrote:
> In message <D2B21484-1CF4-49C8-9788-1FCF729DFF4E at delong.com>,
> Owen DeLong <owen at delong.com> wrote:
> 
>> ... there really isn't
>> anywhere else for most of those organizations to go and renumbering such
>> massive networks in 90 days is extraordinarily impractical even if it were
>> possible.
> 
> Are you sure about that "renumbering" part?
> 
>  From where I am sitting it appears that about 1.7 million of those 6.2
> million IPv4 addresses are running web servers on port 80 and that a
> significant number of those, perhaps even a majority, appear to just be
> serving up what I would call "cookie cutter" essentially identical content,
> reachable only via what looks to me like essentially gibberish domain
> names that are being cycled in and out on a frequent basis by someone
> anyway.
> 
> The remaining 3.5 million IPv4 addresses don't seem to be running anything
> that responds to port 80, and I kind-of suspect that a lot of this other
> space is being used for proxies, and proxies don't need any forward or
> reverse DNS at all, so renumbering those should be a piece of cake.
> 
> The bottom line is that the task of renumbering, in general, can be made
> really really difficult if one has some reason to wish it so.  I am not
> persuaded however that it must be so in this specific case.
> 
> 
> Regards,
> rfg
> _______________________________________________

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