IPv4 Address Exhaustion Effects on the Earth

Alexander Maassen outsider at scarynet.org
Sat Apr 2 02:18:00 UTC 2011

maybe after all this time you got the router, it gained 7lbs of all the
dust in it ?

Op 1-4-2011 3:26, Wil Schultz schreef:
> On Mar 31, 2011, at 6:14 PM, "Joao C. Mendes Ogawa" <jonny.ogawa at gmail.com> wrote:
>> FYI
>> --Jonny Ogawa
>> ----- Forwarded message from Stephen H. Inden -----
>> From: Stephen H. Inden
>> Subject: IPv4 Address Exhaustion Effects on the Earth
>> Date: Fri, 1 Apr 2011 00:19:08 +0200
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>> IPv4 Address Exhaustion Effects on the Earth
>> By Stephen H. Inden
>> April 1, 2011
>> At a ceremony held on February 3, 2011 the Internet Assigned Numbers
>> Authority (IANA) allocated the remaining last five /8s of IPv4 address
>> space to the Regional Internet Registries (RIRs). With this action,
>> the free pool of available IPv4 addresses was completely depleted.
>> Since then, several scientists have been studying the effects of this
>> massive IPv4 usage (now at its peak) on the Earth.
>> While measuring electromagnetic fields emanating from the world's
>> largest IPv4 Tier-1 backbones, NASA scientists calculated how the IPv4
>> exhaustion is affecting the Earth's rotation, length of day and
>> planet's shape.
>> Dr. Ron F. Stevens, of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, said all
>> packet switching based communications have some effect on the Earth's
>> rotation. It's just they are usually barely noticeable. Until now.
>> "Every packet affects the Earth's rotation, from a small ping to a
>> huge multi-terabyte download.  The problem with IPv4 is its variable
>> length header and tiny address space that can cause an electromagnetic
>> unbalance on transmission lines.  The widespread adoption of Network
>> Address Translation (NAT) on IPv4 networks is making the problem even
>> worse, since it concentrates the electromagnetic unbalance.  This
>> problem is not noticeable with IPv6 because of its fixed header size
>> and bigger 128 bits address space", Dr. Stevens said.
>> Over the past few years, Dr. Stevens has been measuring the IPv4
>> growing effects in changing the Earth's rotation in both length of
>> day, as well as gravitational field.  When IPv4 allocation reached its
>> peak, last February, he found out that the length of day decreased by
>> 2.128 microseconds.  The electromagnetic unbalance is also affecting
>> the Earth's shape -- the Earth's oblateness (flattening on the top and
>> bulging at the Equator) is decreasing by a small amount every year
>> because of the increasing IPv4 usage.
>> The researcher concluded that IPv4 usage has reached its peak and is
>> causing harmful effects on the Earth:
>> "IPv4 is, indeed, harmful.  Not only 32 bits for its address space has
>> proven too small and prone to inadequate solutions like NAT, it is now
>> clear that its electromagnetic effects on the Earth are real and
>> measurable."
>> The solution?
>> "I'm convinced that the only permanent solution is to adopt IPv6 as
>> fast as we can", says Dr. Stevens.
>> --
> It's all true. 
> Alse I've been weighing my router and it's 7 lbs heavier with the addition of all these new ip addresses in it's routing table. 
> -wil

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