The day the routers died...

On February 3, 1959, Buddy Holly, Richie Valens and JP Richardson (aka The Big Bopper) died in a plane crash. Don McLean immortalized that day as “The Day The Music Died” in his 1971 hit, “American Pie”.

It’s somewhat ironic that on February 3, 2010 the last five /8s from the IANA IPv4 pool have been distributed to the RIRs.

102/8   AfriNIC    2011-02 ALLOCATED
103/8   APNIC      2011-02   ALLOCATED
104/8   ARIN       2011-02    ALLOCATED
179/8   LACNIC     2011-02  ALLOCATED
185/8   RIPE NCC   2011-02    ALLOCATED

During a RIPE55 meeting surrounding IPv4 exhaustion, this rephrased version of that 1971 hit was played:

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