1. American Registry for Internet Numbers were founded to give the users of IP numbers (mostly Internet service providers, corporations and other large institutions) a voice in the policies by which they are managed and allocated within the North American region.
The Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) is the entity that oversees global IP address allocation, autonomous system number allocation, root zone management in the Domain Name System (DNS).
The Asia-Pacific Network Information Center (APNIC) provides number resource allocation and registration services that support the global operation of the Internet. It is a not-for-profit, membership-based organization whose members include Internet Service Providers, National Internet Registries, and similar organizations.
2. 4294967296 (232) possible unique addresses
3. 3.403×1038 unique addresses
4. The reason I believe the world is running out of IP addresses is no one could possibly fathom how big the internet would become. Over the years the internet has become our main resource for business, school, and even daily living.
5. Most of the IPv4 addresses have already been taken up except ones allocated for the transition to IPv6.
6. The reason we are still using IPv4 addresses is we are still in the process of transitioning to the IPv6.
7. Yes, I do believe that it is possible for companies to not release IP addresses to ARIN to make a profit. Many IP addresses have become hot commodities with so few left, so some people will pay top dollar for them.
Week 4 Lab Assignment
1. Allowing end users to change or modify there own settings they can modify there security and other settings and mess up your network.
3. Complexity and length requirements