IPv6 Ignorance

John R. Levine johnl at iecc.com
Sat Sep 29 05:31:15 UTC 2012


> 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",
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