Google wants to be your Internet
tme at multicasttech.com
Tue Jan 23 23:26:57 UTC 2007
On Jan 22, 2007, at 6:52 PM, Daniel Golding wrote:
> One interesting point - they plan to use Broadband over Power Line
> (BPL) technology to do this. Meter monitoring is the killer app for
> BPL, which can then also be used for home broadband, Meter reading
> is one of the top costs and trickiest problems for utilities.
If they control the network, why is doing this with IPv6 out of the
It seems like a good fit to me.
> - Dan
> On Jan 22, 2007, at 12:28 PM, Niels Bakker wrote:
>> * nanog at shankland.org (Jim Shankland) [Mon 22 Jan 2007, 18:21 CET]:
>>> "Travis H." <travis+ml-nanog at subspacefield.org> 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.
>> It's not nonsense. Those elements need to be unique. RFC1918
>> isn't unique enough (think what happens during a corporate merger).
>> -- Niels.
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