IPv6 Ignorance

Cutler James R james.cutler at consultant.com
Tue Sep 18 16:47:38 UTC 2012

On Sep 18, 2012, at 12:38 PM, Jason Baugher <jason at thebaughers.com> wrote:
> What about network-based objects outside of our orbit? If we're talking about IPv6 in the long-term, I think we have to assume we'll have networked devices on the moon or at other locations in space.
> Jason

Practical considerations (mostly latency issues) tend to minimize real-time point-to-point connections in these scenarios.  I would expect that messaging/relay gateways would play a significant role in Really-Wide Area Networking.  This would move inter-networking largely to an application layer, not the network layer. Thus, worrying about Layer 3 addressing limits is probably moot and just a fun waste of NANOG list bandwidth.

James R. Cutler
james.cutler at consultant.com

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