Stephen Sprunk ssprunk at
Sun Nov 24 20:45:52 UTC 2002

Thus spake "Michael C. Wu" <keichii at>
> On Thu, Nov 14, 2002 at 10:00:48AM +0200, Petri Helenius scribbled:
> |
> | > I'm putting the number closer to 40 (the "NFL cities") right now, and
> | > 150 by the end of the decade, and ultimately any "metro" with
> | > greater than 50K in a 100 sq Km area will need a neutral exchange
> | > (even if it's 1500 sqft in the bottom of a bank building.)
> |
> | What application will require this dense peering?
> To power the IPv6 networks of refridgerators, ovens, and light switches,
>   as well as your 3G video conferencing phone

None of these applications have any requirement for peering every 100km2.
I'd expect my refrigerator, oven, light switches, etc. to be behind my
house's firewall and only talk using link-local addresses anyways.

Try again.


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