[ppml] IPv6, Vista, and the Popular Press

John Curran jcurran at istaff.org
Mon Jun 11 05:16:50 EDT 2007

At 4:58 PM -0600 6/8/07, Sean Reifschneider wrote:
>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.

The folks on the IPNG Directorate may have disagreed quite
a bit over various requirements for IPng, but it was not from
being unable to comprehend the size of the address space.


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