[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
> _______________________________________________

And don't get me started on spammers ;)

I will try to stay out of this conversation.

"Catch the Magic of Linux..."
Michael Peddemors, President/CEO LinuxMagic Inc.
Visit us at http://www.linuxmagic.com @linuxmagic
A Wizard IT Company - For More Info http://www.wizard.ca
"LinuxMagic" a Registered TradeMark of Wizard Tower TechnoServices Ltd.
604-682-0300 Beautiful British Columbia, Canada

This email and any electronic data contained are confidential and intended
solely for the use of the individual or entity to which they are addressed.
Please note that any views or opinions presented in this email are solely
those of the author and are not intended to represent those of the company.

More information about the ARIN-PPML mailing list