[LINK] Forum on high speed bandwidth in Australia

Karl Auer kauer at biplane.com.au
Thu May 7 16:42:51 EST 2009


On Thu, 2009-05-07 at 16:21 +1000, Karl Auer wrote:
> Hm. One single IPv6 subnet supports around 18 billion addresses (64
> bits).

Oops, a typo! That should be "18 billion billion". I was only out by
nine orders of magnitude :-)

By the way, all these numbers use the American ideas of billions and
trillions, so a billion is 10^9 (a thousand million). Likewise a
trillion is 10^12, not 10^18. Not what I learned at school :-(

Regards, K.

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