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Internet engineers tear into United Nations' plan to move us all to IPv6

Adam 1 Silver badge

Re: Mapping plan

> I hope that IPv7 or IPv8 routers

At the risk of having a Bill Gates moment, what on earth do you think we'll be doing in the future to need such an immense address space.

Perspective time. The surface area of earth is roughly 5.1 x 10^8 km2

IPv6 gives 2^128 addresses (ignoring reserved ranges for the minute). That's a big number*.

That results in 667,220,330,000,000,000,000,000 ipv6 addresses per square metre on this planet. How much IoT tat do you need?

*Citation needed

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