AMPRNet sells 25% of it's IPv4 address space

Discussion in 'Ham Radio Discussions' started by W6RZ, Jul 19, 2019.

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  1. W6RZ

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    The $50M figure is just what folks are guesstimating. It could even be higher. The current value of IPv4 addresses seems to be over $20 per address. $20 X 4,194,304 = $84M.

    https://auctions.ipv4.global/prior-sales
     
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  2. K9KQX

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    If it did go for 84 million, you could give 21,000 engineering students a $4000 scholarship. Or put it in an investment and Dole out interest payments as scholarships, it would be less, but the funds could last a long long time
     
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  3. KT1F

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    What countries would the students need to reside / go to college in?

    What branches of engineering would be eligible?
     
  4. KA8NCR

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    Usually, but not always, this is how big scholarships are structured.


    These are things that will be determined as they build out the rules and infrastructure for the scholarship. 'Tis up to them what criteria must be met for the award.
     
  5. KK5JY

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    Since most AR operations are isolated from infrastructure, there's no need for them to have routable addresses anyway.

    If I was to stand up an IP-based AR project these days, I'd pick addresses from RFC 1918. There is plenty of space in that pool, and if I really needed to connect it to the Internet, that's what NAT is for.

    It's a shame that 44-net is starting to shrink, but it's a bigger shame that IPv6 (or something even newer) hasn't replaced IPv4, and the latter is a bigger problem.
     
  6. KA9JLM

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    How much did they sell for ?

    32 bits ?
     
  7. KK5JY

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    Twenty years from now, they'll look back at the selling price, whatever it is, and gasp at how cheaply they let go of that v4 space. :eek: ;)
     
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  8. W1VT

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    If you look at the demographics of ham radio, and want to make an impact with that resource, you don't have the luxury of waiting 20 years,
     
  9. KK5JY

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    That's true. From that perspective, they are 20y too late... at least.
     
  10. W6RZ

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    The general consensus is that IPv6 will eventually make IPv4 addresses worthless.
     

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