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Re: North America not interested in IP V6

  • From: Russell Heilling
  • Date: Tue Jul 29 12:27:21 2003

On Tue, Jul 29, 2003 at 08:37:32AM -0700, Roy wrote:
> This article seems to imply that North American networks don't care 
> about IP V6 while the rest of the world is suffering great hardship
> PS.  Please don't shoot the messenger

The technical errors in this document make me seriously doubt this guy 
knows anything at all about IPv6 (or IPv4 for that matter).


"The versions created 30 years ago were 32 bits long. Each bit could hold a 
number from one through nine. Under that scheme, there are 4.3 billion 
different number combinations."

erm...  since when did a "binary digit" have 9 possible values?


"IPv6 addresses are 132 bits.  The resulting list of IP addresses is two 
googles long, an enormous number.  If you want to write it, it's a "3" 
followed by 38 zeroes."

Ignoring the obvious error, I don't know what math's reference this guy is
using, but mine says that a google is 1e100, not 1.5e38...

The reference to 70% of people in Europe having a web enabled phone made me
laugh too...  although I guess it could be true - my last 3 mobile phones
have all had WAP capability, but I don't know of anyone that actually uses
this feature.

Russell Heilling
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