And the Last 5 blocks of IPv4 /8 go to…

Keep moving along folks there is really nothing to see here….  nothing really new to report here, people always said the end was near, the real news is that they thought this day would have taken place 8 years earlier.  ..  below is my brief editorial of what took place Feb 3 2011.

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AfricNIC, APNIC, ARIN, LacNIC and the last of the last goes to RIpeNCC

http://www.nro.net/media-center/video-archive-3-february-2011 < video press conference here.

Side note, APNIC has half of the worlds population and the majority of the IP4 addresses.

APNIC walked away with three /8 blocks (2 which were received earlier this year)and predict that it will hand them all out within the next 3 to 6 months.

A side note;

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OSPF Stubby & Totally Stubby, explained

OSPF (Open Shortest Path First) has many configurable topologies. One of being the  Stubby Area,  as if that didn’t confuse you enough they introduced  the Totally Stubby Area when this was first explain to me, I couldn’t grasp the concept of what the instructor was talking about, at least not until I drew the network out and configured it out in GNS3, it was then I was able to seen it for myself.

FYI OSPF overview, stubby networks only used for a small area that need to block all the external routes in their routing table.   Routing will show a default internal route pointing to their ABR. Generally in the OSPF world all things must connect to Area 0, the ISP link would normally flow out Area 0 ASBR  I think of Area 0 as the OSPF body and other area as limbs (the analogy works for me). Click topology for larger pic.

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Avaya’s System Platform

Many AVAYA products have already moved to the System Platform base (and the rest of them except CMS will move to SP by end of year).  System Platform is a “virtual server” environment… there is one VERY CRITICAL “feature” that everyone who potentially works on an AVAYA SP based product needs to know.  In the past, you could go into most products and make a change to the time (CM, AES, MM, etc) and the system would restart it’s time service or NTP service and you were good to go.

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