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NET - This Should Do For Awhile

Ich dachte, daß diese Anekdote hier vielleicht auch einige zum Schmunzeln

Gruß, Boris.

 Subject: NET - This Should Do For Awhile
 Date: Thu, 26 Sep 1996 14:17:33 -0500
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 Sent from: Geoffrey <gknauth@BBN.COM>

 2 ^ 128 == 340,282,366,920,938,463,463,374,607,431,768,211,456

 My favorite quotation from the talk Steve Deering of Xerox PARC gave
 on IPv6 at MIT today (paraphrased):

        "Many people thought that 64 bits for IPng addresses would not be
        enough.  Some people seemed to think 64 bits could only hold
        numbers twice as large as today's 32 bits could, but mostly people
        were concerned there be enough address space for tomorrow's
        Internet toasters, wristwatches and automobiles.  So we eventually
        settled on 128 bits, at which point no one had strong objections.
        It was then calculated that 2^128 was 1400 for every square
        angstrom on the surface of the Earth."


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