Internet Addressing and the RIR system 11 February 2004 Phnom Penh, Cambodia Paul Wilson, APNIC Overview I What is an IP address? What types of IP addresses are there? IP address management Evolution of IP address management Introduction to APNIC What is APNIC?
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11 February 2004
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Paul Wilson, APNIC
What are they like and how do they behave?
by Peter Steiner, from The New Yorker, (Vol.69 (LXIX) no. 20)
188.8.131.52“On the Internet…” you are nothing but an IP Address!
(via the Internet routing system)
* bit = binary digit
“The assignment of numbers is also handled by Jon. If you are developing a protocol or application that will require the use of a link, socket, port, protocol, or network number please contact Jon to receive a number assignment.”
1981Address Management – pre 1992
Global routing table: ’88 - ’92
16K networks x 64K hosts
2M networks x 256 hosts
...Classful & Classless addressing
“Addressing the challenge of responsible Internet resource distribution in the Asia Pacific region.”
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IPv4, IPv6, ASN, reverse DNS
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