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IP Addressing through 2021

January 2022

Time for another annual roundup from the world of IP addresses. Let's see what has changed in the past 12 months in addressing the Internet and look at how IP address allocation information can inform us of the changing nature of the network itself. More...

 


BGP in 2021 – BGP Updates

January 2022

The scalability of BGP as the Internet's routing protocol is dependant on both the size of the routing space and the profile of dynamic updates within this space. This report looks at the profile of BGP updates across 2021 to assess whether the stability of the routing system, as measured by the level of BGP update activity, is changing. More...

 


BGP in 2021 – The BGP Table

January 2022

At the start of each year, I have been reporting on the behaviour of the inter-domain routing system over the past 12 months, looking in some detail at some metrics from the routing system that can show the essential shape and behaviour of the underlying interconnection fabric of the Internet. More...

 


ICANN DNS Resolver Symposium

December 2021

ICANN hosted a Resolver Operator Forum in mid-December, and the session had several interesting presentations that I would like to comment on here. More...

 


IPv4 Address Markets

December 2021

We have come down a long and tortuous path with respect to the treatment of Internet addresses. The debate continues over whether the formation of markets for IPv4 addresses was a positive step for the Internet, or a forced decision that was taken with extreme reluctance. Let’s scratch at this topic and look at the formation of this market in IP addresses and the dynamics behind it and then look at the future prospects for this market. More...

 


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