[Techtalk] reality check from networking gurus wanted

Conor Daly conor.daly-linuxchix at cod.homelinux.org
Sun Sep 24 17:15:54 UTC 2006

On Sun, Sep 24, 2006 at 03:15:27PM +0200 or so it is rumoured hereabouts, 
R. Daneel Olivaw thought:
> What is IPv6 ? put away the IP neighborhood discovery, integrated QOS &
> encrypting and so on. The real advantage of IPv6 is that it gives you
> an ENROMOUS IP field. Close to every human being could have several IP
> addresses on earth (ok, maybe a bit less).

According to http://www.pcsupportadvisor.com/IPv6_tutorial_page2.htm and
others, IPV6 will provide 6 x 10^23 addresses per square metre of the
earth's surface.  I'm not sure if that includes sea surface or only land
but, in either case, it gives me more addresses than I could fit things in
my house! 

Conor Daly <conor.daly at cod.homelinux.org>
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