publication . Doctoral thesis . 2017

Empirical analysis of the effects and the mitigation of IPv4 address exhaustion

Richter, Philipp;
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  • Published: 21 Aug 2017
  • Country: Germany
Abstract
IP addresses are essential resources for communication over the Internet. In IP version 4, an address is represented by 32 bits in the IPv4 header; hence there is a finite pool of roughly 4B addresses available. The Internet now faces a fundamental resource scarcity problem: The exhaustion of the available IPv4 address space. In 2011, the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) depleted its pool of available IPv4 addresses. IPv4 scarcity is now reality. In the subsequent years, IPv4 address scarcity has started to put substantial economic pressure on the networks that form the Internet. The pools of available IPv4 addresses are mostly depleted and today netwo...
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free text keywords: 004 Datenverarbeitung; Informatik, Internet measurement, Internet protocol, addressing, IPv4 exhaustion, IPv6 transition, Internetmessung, Internetprotokoll, Adressierung, IPv4 Adressknappheit
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