Only 5x IPv4 ... WRONG! :)
rps at maine.edu
Thu Oct 21 15:43:37 CDT 2010
On Wed, Oct 20, 2010 at 1:17 AM, <bmanning at vacation.karoshi.com> wrote:
> first - IPv6 isn't 5x IPv4, its only 4x... :)
Couldn't let this one slide...
Bits grow exponentially. Saying IPv6 is 4x IPv4 isn't really accurate
unless you're counting bits.
A 128-bit address space gives you over 340 undecillion (3.4 * 10^38)
unique values compared to the pathetic 6 billion or so of a 32-bit
address space. Certainly more than 4 or 5x ;-)
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