IPv6 End User Fee

Owen DeLong owen at delong.com
Sat Aug 4 17:31:02 UTC 2012

On Aug 4, 2012, at 03:01 , Eugen Leitl <eugen at leitl.org> wrote:

> On Fri, Aug 03, 2012 at 08:31:06PM -0700, Owen DeLong wrote:
>> You MIGHT have paid some other organization for the privilege of transferring part or all of their registration rights to you.
>> But in no case did you pay for the addresses themselves unless you are silly enough to think that a person can own an integer.
> IPv6 missed a great chance of doing away with all the
> central waterfall trickle-down space distribution.

There was no need to fix what wasn't broken.

> Luckily, /64 looks like large enough to bypass that
> by offering address space sufficiently large while
> co-existable with legacy addressing and routing. 

Why on earth would you be messing around within /64? It should be easy enough to get a /48 (it certainly is now).

> I hope eventually somebody will start
> tinkering with mesh radios which also have GPS 
> onboard (as most smartphones and tablets do).
> 24 + 24 + 16 bits are just enough to represent
> a decent-resolution WGS84 position fix. Plus,
> GPS gives you a pretty accurate clock.

That could be an interesting project. Limiting it to a /64 still doesn't make a lot of sense to me.


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