IPv6 end user addressing

Joel Jaeggli joelja at bogus.com
Wed Aug 10 22:40:22 CDT 2011

On Aug 10, 2011, at 6:43 PM, William Herrin wrote:

> I mean really, why
> wouldn't the life safety system in a car dynamically acquire its
> globally-addressable IPv6 addresses from the customer's cheap home
> Internet equipment? So they'll each need their /64's which means the
> car as a whole needs a /62. But the HAN only needed a /60 for for all
> of it since there were only 3 cars.

several cars on the road today have cellular radios on more than one network ( the nissan leaf for example)

When you account for integration into the driver and passengers personal area networks (pans) as for example ford sync does today, and integration into home automation networks, (garage doors, lighting, media syncronization) and in the case of electric cars, the smart grid) why wouldn't a car, acquire addresses and be discoverable on the users home network? By the time this is fully realized, the car will be on quite a few networks, instead of just the two or three it's presently either supporting or attached to...

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