Using /126 for IPv6 router links

Larry Sheldon LarrySheldon at cox.net
Sat Jan 23 22:04:31 CST 2010


On 1/23/2010 9:47 PM, Owen DeLong wrote:

>>> 64 bits is enough networks that if each network was an almond M&M,
>>> you would be able to fill all of the great lakes with M&Ms before you
>>> ran out of /64s.
>>
>> Did somebody once say something like that about Class C addresses?
>>
> The number of /24s in all of IPv4 would only cover 70 yards of a football
> field (in a single layer of M&Ms).  Compared to the filling the
> three-dimensional full volume of all 5 great lakes, I am hoping you can
> see the vast difference in the comparison.

Of course--I was asking about the metaphorical message implying "More 
than we can imagine ever needing".

I remember a day when 18 was the largest number of computers that would 
ever be needed.

-- 
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take everything you have."

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