misunderstanding scale (was: Ipv4 end, its fake.)

Mark Tinka mark.tinka at seacom.mu
Sun Mar 23 19:05:00 UTC 2014


On Sunday, March 23, 2014 08:39:51 PM Mark Andrews wrote:
 
> Can I suggest that you re-read what I said.  I did not
> say "WILL BE REACHABLE".  I said "THEORETICALLY
> REACHABLE".  I also said "GLOBAL UNIQUE" address not
> "PUBLIC ADDRESS".
> 
> The point is one should be able to get addresses with
> these properties. It's your decision about whether to
> use all the properties the addresses have.

I was agreeing with you, not speaking against you, Mark.

> As for printers directly reachable from anywhere, why
> not.  We do have the technology to authenticate requests
> regardless of the IP address the request originates
> from.  Whether that is built into your printer or not is
> a purchasing decision.  I see nothing wrong with being
> able to print out something from the other side of the
> world for someone else to pick up.  The cost to do this
> shoudn't amount to more than a couple of cents in the
> printer's price as it is all one off engineering.

That question was rhetorical - everybody on this list 
already knows the answer :-).

Mark.
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