why IPv6 isn't ready for prime time, SMTP edition

John R. Levine johnl at iecc.com
Sun Mar 30 02:40:48 UTC 2014


> The numbers you list in your argument against a micropayment
> system being able to function are a fraction of the number of
> transactions Facebook deals with in updating newsfeeds for
> the billion+ users on their system.[0]

  ... which is completely irrelevant because they don't have a double 
spending problem.  Sheesh.  It's easy to scale up stuff that is trivially 
parallelizable.*

Also, I wrote that ten years ago.  Add an extra zero or two to the numbers 
if you want, but it doesn't make any difference.

Regards,
John Levine, johnl at iecc.com, Primary Perpetrator of "The Internet for Dummies",
Please consider the environment before reading this e-mail. http://jl.ly

* - a term of art, look it up



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