IPv6 Ignorance

Tomas L. Byrnes tomb at byrneit.net
Mon Oct 8 02:46:11 UTC 2012


Or just use their IP address as a useful universal identifier, which is
kind of the point of V6. Whether you can be routed to isn't the point.
It's that, if/when you can, there is an address, and it's easy to
assign/divine, that you can be reached at, is.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: George Herbert [mailto:george.herbert at gmail.com]
> Sent: Friday, September 28, 2012 11:17 PM
> To: John R. Levine; George Herbert
> Cc: Tomas L. Byrnes; nanog at nanog.org
> Subject: Re: IPv6 Ignorance
> 
> My customer the Dark Matter local galaxy group beg to disagree; just
> because you cannot see them does not mean that you cannot feel them
> gravitationally.
> 
> Or route to them.
> 
> 
> George William Herbert
> Sent from my iPhone
> 
> On Sep 28, 2012, at 10:31 PM, "John R. Levine" <johnl at iecc.com> wrote:
> 
> >> You won't have enough addresses for Dark Matter, Neutrinos, etc.
> >> Atoms wind up using up about 63 bits (2^10^82) based on the current
> >> SWAG. The missing mass is 84% of the universe.
> >
> > Fortunately, until we find it, it doesn't need addresses.
> >
> >>
> >>> -----Original Message-----
> >>> From: Randy Bush [mailto:randy at psg.com]
> >>> Sent: Monday, September 17, 2012 8:30 PM
> >>> To: John Levine
> >>> Cc: nanog at nanog.org
> >>> Subject: Re: IPv6 Ignorance
> >>>
> >>>> In technology, not much.  But I'd be pretty surprised if the laws
> >>>> of arithmetic were to change, or if we were to find it useful to
> >>>> assign IP addresses to objects smaller than a single atom.
> >>>
> >>> we assign them /64s
> >
> > Regards,
> > John Levine, johnl at iecc.com, Primary Perpetrator of "The Internet
for
> > Dummies", Please consider the environment before reading this
e-mail.
> > http://jl.ly
> >



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