• IT Nomenclature: What’s in a Name?

    Scott Hogg  |  March 10, 2017
    Nomenclature in computer and networking technologies can often be confusing and sometimes even funny. We IT people have crazy ways of naming things and we frequently use acronyms and initialisms (or alphabetisms) to describe multi-word... Read more
  • Even More Methods To Provide IPv4 as a Service (IPv4aaS) — Part 3

    Scott Hogg  |  February 8, 2017
    In the first part of this blog series we covered the rationale behind why organizations may prefer to run a single-protocol IPv6-only core. However, service providers must continue to provide service to subscribers who have legacy IPv4-only... Read more
  • How to Provide IPv4 as a Service (IPv4aaS) — Part 2

    Scott Hogg  |  January 12, 2017
    In the first part of this 3-part blog series, we discussed how IPv4 will soon become a legacy protocol.  In a few years, IPv6 Internet traffic volumes will surpass IPv4 Internet traffic volumes.  We also explored the motivation for service... Read more
  • IPv4 as a Service (IPv4aaS) — Part 1

    Scott Hogg  |  November 16, 2016
    Declaring IPv6 a Standard and Declaring IPv4 Historic 2016 has witnessed IPv6 adoption continuing at an amazing rate.  Even though IPv6 adoption has been doubling every year for the past few years, IPv4 usage continues to rise as well.... Read more
  • IPv6 Adoption Accelerates as IPv4 Nears its Peak

    Scott Hogg  |  October 12, 2016
    We Only Know What We Can Measure It should be a widely recognized rule at this point to completely disregard any IPv6 adoption prediction made by an IPv6 evangelist (especially this author). For that matter, trying to predict the future... Read more
  • How Does IPv6 Change the Number of Nodes on a Local Area Network?

    Scott Hogg  |  April 13, 2016
    As people start learning about and deploying IPv6, they start considering how IPv6 changes the way they design and deploy networks and systems. Based on the IPv6 Addressing Architecture (RFC 4291), the standard IPv6 prefix length for LANs is... Read more
  • Welcome to the New Age: ARIN Exhausts IPv4 Addresses

    Scott Hogg  |  September 22, 2015
    In the next few days, the American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN) will finally run out of IPv4 addresses. ARIN is the Regional Internet Registry (RIR) for the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, and North Atlantic islands, so any... Read more
  • Securing IPv6 on a Local Access Network

    Scott Hogg  |  September 10, 2015
    Virtually all organizations now have IPv6-capable systems running on their networks. All modern mobile and computer operating systems run both IPv4 and IPv6 by default. These operating systems try to facilitate access to the IPv6 Internet,... Read more
  • IPv4 Addresses in North America: Going, Going, Gone!

    Scott Hogg  |  July 6, 2015
    Like the monotonous droning sound of jungle drums so has been the repetitive and continual predictions about the exhaustion of world’s supply of public IPv4 address. We have been hearing about the impending scarcity of IPv4 addresses for... Read more
  • How to Buy (Or Sell) IPv4 Addresses

    Scott Hogg  |  June 18, 2015
    IPv4 Address Exhaustion Has Occurred It shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone that global IPv4 address exhaustion has occurred. The Internet community has been anticipating this for the past 20 years.  The Internet Assigned Number... Read more