Threads that never end (was: Waste will kill ipv6 too)

Andrew Kirch trelane at
Tue Jan 2 03:09:15 UTC 2018

Lets say the worst case scenario is that we exhaust IPv6 at a rate
MASSIVELY higher than planned.  Can't we all just do this again in like 80
years?  I don't get why anyone cares so much that this thread won't die.

Speaking of dying, I'll be dead by then anyway.


On Sat, Dec 30, 2017 at 11:36 PM, Randy Bush <randy at> wrote:

> > If anyone wants to TL;DR
> moe: 2^128 is effectively infinita
> larry: we thought 2^32 was effectively infinite
> curly: we'll never need more than 640k
> thomas watson: i think there is a world market for maybe five computers

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