Subject: Re: (Somewhat OT) Re: INET6 in GENERIC
To: der Mouse <mouse@Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
From: J. Scott Kasten <>
List: tech-net
Date: 02/22/2006 10:46:25
In the early days, lots of companies were given huge spaces which they 
barely used.

On Wed, 22 Feb 2006, der Mouse wrote:
>> Yup, the fact is the US still has a sizeable reserve of
>> unused/unallocated IPv4 addresses.
> It's not US, but it's North American - at a past job, we had two /16s
> (real class B space, as it happens).  They once had me do a scan of how
> much of that address space responded.
> About two percent of the addresses answered.
> Of course, we can all think of possible reasons why that could be an
> overestimate or underestimate of the amount of space actually used.
> But given the year and the organization, I don't think it was off by
> much - I'd be totally astonished if the actual use rate wasn't in the
> 1%-5% range.
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