Ars Technica on IPv4 exhaustion

Brandon Ross bross at
Thu Jun 19 23:09:09 UTC 2014

On Thu, 19 Jun 2014, Owen DeLong wrote:

> If you read the rest of my post, you would realize that I wasn't arguing 
> to give out addresses to every person and their dog, but instead arguing 
> that trying to shift bits to the right would be costly and pointless 
> because there are more than enough bits on the left site already.

Perhaps we should discuss this in a different way...

Ricky, if you were to design a new protocol today such that you can give 
out addresses, at will without having to be conservative with the goal of 
minimizing human factor costs, and _guarantee_ that you will not run out 
of addresses in the useful life of the protocol, how big would that 
address space need to be?

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