Private use of non-RFC1918 IP space

Nathan Ward nanog at daork.net
Mon Feb 2 20:01:50 CST 2009


On 3/02/2009, at 12:17 PM, Johnny Eriksson wrote:

> Michael Hallgren <m.hallgren at free.fr>:
>
>>> Really really LARGE scalability testing that needs more addresses  
>>> than
>>> RFC1918 gives you.
>>
>> Use IPv6.
>
> For an IPv4 scalability test?  Interesting idea...
>
> Apart from the basic incompability here, my opinion of IPv6 is that it
> just gives you 2^96 more addresses to repeat all the old mistakes  
> with.


Not quite..

2^96       = 79228162514264337593543950336
2^128-2^32 = 340282366920938463463374607427473244160

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Nathan Ward





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