[ppml] IPv6, Vista, and the Popular Press

Sean Reifschneider jafo at tummy.com
Fri Jun 8 18:58:53 EDT 2007

On Fri, Jun 08, 2007 at 04:53:30PM -0400, Leo Bicknell wrote:
>I wonder if the author failed math class or is making a commentary

I have heard that a large part of the reason IPv6 is 128 bits of address
space instead of 64 is that a significant number of people on the committee
didn't fully understand that 64 bits is way way more than twice the number
of addresses we have with IPv4.

 Like its politicians and its wars, society has the teenagers it deserves.
                 -- J. B. Priestley
Sean Reifschneider, Member of Technical Staff <jafo at tummy.com>
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