jhujhiti5 karma2015-08-12 17:36:27 UTC
So you can remember, what, 22.214.171.124 and 126.96.36.199? We can have equivalents in v6.
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jhujhiti2 karma2015-08-12 17:46:29 UTC
There are 1.8x1019 networks and 3.4x1038 IPv6 addresses. This is not a consideration. For comparison, some estimates place the number of stars in the universe at 1028.
jhujhiti1 karma2015-08-12 19:18:23 UTC
Sure, I'm aware. It was an answer for a layman. We're still talking about inconceivably large numbers here. If the standard allocation strategy remains /48s, 1/8th of (to account for the /3) 248 is plenty big enough for every organization ever imaginable to get one.
I'm someone who thinks the allocation strategy is hugely wasteful and conceptually similar to allocating "class A" blocks to everyone who wanted one all those years ago. IPv6 still has plenty of room.
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