IPv4 address shortage? Really?

Warren Kumari warren at kumari.net
Mon Mar 7 20:46:47 CST 2011


On Mar 7, 2011, at 8:48 PM, Mark Andrews wrote:

> 
> This has been thought of before, discussed and rejected.

But has this: http://tools.ietf.org/id/draft-terrell-math-quant-ternary-logic-of-binary-sys-12.txt ?

Please read and explain *exactly* why it doesn't work...

W



> 
> In message <1299498200.29652.40.camel at kotti.kotovnik.com>, Vadim Antonov writes
> :
>> I'm wondering (and that shows that I have nothing better to do at 3:30am
>> on Monday...) how many people around here realize that the plain old
>> IPv4 - as widely implemented and specified in standard RFCs can be
>> easily used to connect pretty much arbitrary number (arbitrary means
>>> 2^256) of computers WITHOUT NETWORK ADDRESS TRANSLATION.  Yes, you hear
>> me right.
>> 
>> And, no, it does not require any changes any in the global routing
>> infrastructure - as implemented now, and most OS kernels (those which
>> aren't broken-as-designed, grin) would do the trick just fine.  None of
>> that dual-stack stupidity, and, of course, no chicken-and-egg problem if
>> the servers and gateways can be made to respect really old and
>> well-established standards.
>> 
>> DNS and most applications would need some (fairly trivial) updating,
>> though, to work properly with the extended addressing; and sysadmins
>> would need to do tweaks in their configs since some mythology-driven
>> "security" can get in the way.  But they don't have to do that en mass
>> and all at once.
>> 
>> The most obvious solution to the non-problem of address space shortage
>> is the hardest to notice, ain't it?
>> 
>> --vadim
>> 
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>> 
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>> 
>> 
> -- 
> Mark Andrews, ISC
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W

PS: :-)   <doh! ROT13 fails to be interesting on punctuation.... >





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