Google wants to be your Internet

Travis H. travis+ml-nanog at
Mon Jan 22 06:12:28 UTC 2007

On Sun, Jan 21, 2007 at 06:41:19AM -0800, Lucy Lynch wrote:
> sensor nets anyone?

The bridge-monitoring stuff sounds a lot like SCADA.


IIRC, someone representing the electrical companies approached
someone representing network providers, possibly the IETF, to
ask about the feasibility of using IP to monitor the electrical
meters throughout the US.  Presumably this would be via some
slow signalling protocol over the power lines themselves
(slow so that you don't trash the entire spectrum by signalling
in the range where power lines are good antennas - i.e. 30MHz or

The response was "yeah, well, maybe with IPv6".
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