[arin-ppml] fee schedule and allocation
tme at multicasttech.com
Sun Oct 26 12:25:08 EDT 2008
On Oct 26, 2008, at 7:32 AM, Robert E. Seastrom wrote:
> Randy Bush <randy at psg.com> writes:
>>>>> The main justification for the ... minimum is to make sure that
>>>>> never have to come back for space
>>>> I heard that exact sentence uttered almost 20 years ago, and let
>>>> me tell
>>>> you... that worked out just fine!
>>> Do you think we got it right this time, with 340 trillion, trillion,
>>> trillion addresses (or 35 trillion /48's)? :)
>> as danny cohen said last wednesday
>> first it was 8 bits
>> then times four to 32 bits
>> then times four to 128 bits
>> and he assumes times four to 512 bits
> Unfortunately, glib quips that conflate multiplication with
> exponentiation help perpetuate people's gross underestimation of the
> vastness of the address space we're talking about here.
> Let's restate that quote as:
> first it was 2^8
> then 2^(8*4) = 4.2 * 10^9
> then 2^(8*4*4) = 3.8 * 10^38
> and he assumes 2^(8*4*4*4) = 1.3 * 10^154
> (the last equation suggests enough addresses to give 10^74 addresses
> to each atom in the visible universe. dealing with a routing table to
> do this or pinging each address in non-universe-epochal-time is out of
> scope for this discussion).
It would be perfect for steganography - just hide the true message in
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