The surprise is that we have come upon a scheme whereby the assignable public IPv4 address can be expanded by 256M (Million) fold, thus resolving the shortage issue. We have submitted a proposal to IETF called EzIP (phonetic for Easy IPv4):
A. Y. Chen Internet Draft R. R. Ati Intended status: Experimental Avinta Communications, Inc. Expires: December 2018 A…tools.ietf.org
Essentially, a sub-Internet with the capability of serving up to 256M IoTs may be established from a single IPv4 address. This is larger than the largest city (Tokyo Metro) and 75% of the countries on earth. The current Internet becomes the backbone / infrastructure for only those traffic that need to go beyond a sub-Internet. This is very much like the electric utility grid interconnecting islands of renewable energy generated by individual homes and businesses.
Thoughts and comments will much appreciated.
Abe (2018–08–27 17:51)