The American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN) and the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) saved up the addresses and are now making them available mostly to service providers, although others might be allowed to use them as well, says Chris Donley, project director of network protocols at CableLabs .
This is not meant to be a way to weasel out of IPv6. The addresses are meant for IPv6 transition projects such as carrier-grade network address translation (NAT), Donley says.
Donley explain some details in the video below, shot at Ethernet Europe earlier this week with Light Reading's Carol Wilson.
Some other videos from Ethernet Europe:
- The Evolution of Ethernet
- Ethernet Europe Wrap
- Colt Riffs On Its Service Wrap
- The Small-Cell Backhaul Buzz
— Craig Matsumoto, Managing Editor, Light Reading