No more new IPv4 - The issue of new IPv4 will not available has resonated among the Internet players in recent years. Various calculations performed, and until the middle of last year, ending freepool IPv4 IANA (Internet Assigned Numbers Authority) is estimated at around mid-2011.
IP Address allocation in the world is controlled by IANA, and the underneath there is the division of five regions based on geography. Indonesia shelter under the Asia Pacific Network Information Centre (APNIC), based in Australia.
February 1, 2011, IANA grant the request from APNIC, then give the last 2 blocks /8. And here, while ending stocks of IPv4 freepool in the IANA. Indeed, there are still 5 blocks /8 kept by the IANA, but the blocks are immediately distributed evenly to each region: Asia Pacific, North America, Latin America, Africa, and Europe. Last five blocks will also be allocated to users in a manner that is much more stringent than before and the maximum is much smaller.
"This is a great history in the development of the internet in the world although it has been anticipated in advance," said Raúl Echeberría, Director of the Number Resource Organization (NRO), which is the official representative of IP address management institutions in each region. "The future of the Internet is IPv6. All relevant components must make concrete steps for immediate use IPv6," he said.
Endless stock of IPv4 is a heavy blow to most countries in the Asia Pacific region. "This region is the region with the largest population in the world and has rapid economic growth. Almost all the country's internet infrastructure is developing rapidly." Geoff Huston said , Chief Scientist APNIC.
Migration to IPv6In the future, IPv6 is the definitive answer to the problem of IPv4 endless. IPv6 promises a much larger amount. If IPv4 only amounted to 4.3 billion IP, IPv6 totaled 4 trillion trillion trillion trillion IP.
In addition, the IPv6 protocol is also promising better security because security protocols are built, unlike IPv4 is optional.
All parties associated with the use of network and IP Address are expected at this time also began to migrate to IPv6. In some time to come, IPv4 and IPv6 running concurrently (dual-stack) until one day we can fully enjoy the use of IPv6.