Private use of non-RFC1918 IP space

Valdis.Kletnieks at vt.edu Valdis.Kletnieks at vt.edu
Mon Feb 2 21:24:03 CST 2009


On Tue, 03 Feb 2009 11:25:40 +0900, Randy Bush said:
> >> Apart from the basic incompability here, my opinion of IPv6 is that it
> >> just gives you 2^96 more addresses to repeat all the old mistakes  
> >> with.
> > Not quite..
> > 2^96       = 79228162514264337593543950336
> > 2^128-2^32 = 340282366920938463463374607427473244160
> 
> not quite.  let's posit 42 devices on the average lan segment
> (ymmv).
> 
>   42*(2^64)  = 774763251095801167872

Let's face it - they're going to have to come up with much more creative
$200/hour chucklehead consultants to burn through that much anytime soon.

Of course, I've long suspected that the 90% of the universe that's "dark
matter" is all contained inside the craniums of all those chucklehead
consultants (which is why they're so resistant to interactions with cluons from
the rest of reality), so there's unfortunately a definite growth potential
there...

Anybody feel like starting a pool for when we'll see a posting to NANOG
about somebody who's managed to burn through a /32?
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