About this blog…

I am employed by Netnod as head of engineering, research and development and am among other things chair of the Security and Stability Advisory Committee at ICANN. You can find CV and photos of me at this page.

As I wear so many hats, I find it being necessary to somewhere express my personal view on things. This is the location where that happens. Postings on this blog, or at Facebook, Twitter etc, falls under this policy.

The views expressed on this post are mine and do not necessarily reflect the views of Netnod or any other of the organisations I have connections to.

An historic day!

This is indeed history!

From: Axel Pawlik Subject: IPv4 Exhaustion: RIPE NCC Update Date: 3 februari 2011 17.42.41 CET

Dear colleagues,

The IANA IPv4 free pool was exhausted today, 3 February 2011. Each of the Regional Internet Registries (RIRs) has now received one of the final five /8s. The RIPE NCC has been allocated 185/8.


IPv6 better than IPv4 at IETF-77

At the IETF meeting in Anaheim, USA, the internet access this morning was broken for IPv4, while IPv6 works like a charm.

I think we will see more and more of this in the future. It is interesting sitting here surfing around, making phone calls etc, and see what services work. Some do not, and […]

Display of IPv6/IPv4 address on this blog

I have got some questions on how I managed to get the IP address of the client connecting to this blog in the right column. Specifically the IPv6 address.

First of all, the blog do have native IPv6 access, which of course is needed for accessing it over IPv6. Sounds like a natural thing, but […]