Google wants to be your Internet

Chris L. Morrow christopher.morrow at
Tue Jan 23 18:48:10 UTC 2007

On Mon, 22 Jan 2007, 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.

globally unique addresses

I have an electic company, it's got 2500 partners, all with the same
'internal ip addressing plan' ( we need to communicate, is
NAT on both sides really efficient?

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