[ppml] Big numbers
John M. Brown
john at chagres.net
Mon Apr 7 16:48:25 EDT 2003
which should support the idea that IPv6 allocation requirements
should be "more flexible" and such.
I agree its NOT the RIR's job to determine routability. Let
the market decide that.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-ppml at arin.net [mailto:owner-ppml at arin.net] On
> Behalf Of David Conrad
> Sent: Monday, April 07, 2003 1:56 PM
> To: ppml at arin.net
> Subject: [ppml] Big numbers
> Apropos a comment I made during the Q&A during the IPv6 working group
> According to the latest IPv6 architecture drafts:
> - 35,184,372,088,832 /48s currently available for assignment
> - a bit under 246,290,604,621,824 /48s available under the
> other format
> Just for fun, according to the US Census bureau:
> - Estimated world population as of 4/7/03, 15:29 GMT+5: 6,285,260,947
> - Estimated world population in 2050: ~9,000,000,000
> Taking the 35,184,372,088,832 /48s currently available for
> this means:
> - 5600 /48s per person today
> - 3909 /48s per person in 2050
> And then there are the other format specifiers...
> Note that those are /48s (each capable of addressing 64K /64s or, if
> you want ignore the auto-configuration goop that eats the lower 64,
> 1,208,925,819,614,629,174,706,176 /128s).
> As such, I don't believe address conservation is or will be
> an issue.
> At least for the lifetime of IPv6. Keeping the routing system
> constrained undoubtedly is, although I'm not convinced this
> is the RIRs
> job (after all, RIRs explicitly do not guarantee routability)...
> (Hope I got my math right... :-))
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