Using /126 for IPv6 router links

Larry Sheldon LarrySheldon at
Sun Jan 24 04:04:31 UTC 2010

On 1/23/2010 9:47 PM, Owen DeLong wrote:

>>> 64 bits is enough networks that if each network was an almond M&M,
>>> you would be able to fill all of the great lakes with M&Ms before you
>>> ran out of /64s.
>> Did somebody once say something like that about Class C addresses?
> The number of /24s in all of IPv4 would only cover 70 yards of a football
> field (in a single layer of M&Ms).  Compared to the filling the
> three-dimensional full volume of all 5 great lakes, I am hoping you can
> see the vast difference in the comparison.

Of course--I was asking about the metaphorical message implying "More 
than we can imagine ever needing".

I remember a day when 18 was the largest number of computers that would 
ever be needed.

"Government big enough to supply everything you need is big enough to 
take everything you have."

Remember:  The Ark was built by amateurs, the Titanic by professionals.

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