IPv6 Ignorance

Jason Baugher jason at thebaughers.com
Tue Sep 18 16:57:34 UTC 2012

On 9/18/2012 11:47 AM, Cutler James R wrote:
> 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
Considering the rather extensive discussion on this list of using 
quantum entanglement as a possible future communications medium that 
would nearly eliminate latency, I don't see how my comment is moot or a 


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