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Re: IPv6 adoption

On Wed, Jul 12, 2000 at 01:56:52 -0700 (+0000), Robert Stone wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 12, 2000 at 12:16:12AM -0700, Joseph Carter wrote:
> > > 
> > > Remember, IPV6 addresses are 128 bits because a number of members of
> > > the IPv6 working group didn't understand that 64 bits was significantly
> > > more than twice the number of addresses than 32 bits.
> > 
> > I'd like to assume they didn't think they were going to multiply the
> > address space by 4 and really did intend to raise the address space by
> > several orders of magnitude.
> > 
> 	If all the ipv6 addresses were distributed evenly across the planets
> surface, there would be roughly 423,354,243,695,259,002,656 per square inch.
> And, no, I don't know what this has to do with anything.

But due to the routing nature of IPv6, the worst case scenario is more like
1024/m^2.   Of course, then someone mentions the moon (Mars being too far


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