Google wants to be your Internet

Nicholas Suan nsuan at
Mon Jan 22 17:44:47 UTC 2007

On Jan 22, 2007, at 12:15 PM, Jim Shankland wrote:

> "Travis H." <travis+ml-nanog at> writes:
>> 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....
>> The response was "yeah, well, maybe with IPv6".
> Which is nonsense.  More gently, it's only true if you not only
> want to use IP to monitor electrical meters, but want the use
> the (global) Internet to monitor electrical meters.
> I'd love to hear the business case for why my home electrical meter
> needs to be directly IP-addressable from an Internet cafe in Lagos.
Perhaps your electrical company has more than 16.7 million electrical  
meters it needs to address.

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