[LINK] Forum on high speed bandwidth in Australia

Karl Auer kauer at biplane.com.au
Thu May 7 16:35:56 AEST 2009

On Thu, 2009-05-07 at 16:20 +1000, Marghanita da Cruz wrote:
> I interpret the sentence as an "IPv7" could support 16 billion IP addresses.

No, it's just poor phrasing. "IPv6, or the next version" means IPv6 IS
the next version.

> > The very large IPv6 address space supports a total of 2128 (about 3.4×1038)

That should read 2^128 and 3.4x10^38 (or the 128 and 38 should be

> this is 252 addresses for every observable star in the known
> universe.[10]

That sounds low to me. I'll check the reference.

> I would like to understand a bit more about how this stuff 
> is Governed.

Start with IANA. http://www.iana.org/numbers 

Regards, K.

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