No more IP for you

Bruce Richardson itsbruce at
Wed Jan 20 14:28:22 GMT 2010

On Wed, Jan 20, 2010 at 03:05:24PM +0100, Mark Overmeer wrote:
> IPv6 offers much much larger ranges and much simpler renumbering schemes.
> The old mistakes are undone: enough ways to make new mistakes.

"The demand upon a resource tends to expand to match the supply of the
resource.", to quote the general application of Parkinson's Law.  It may
seem that IPV6 has a huge range to give out, but that is only going to
encourage people to produce solutions where every light switch and light
bulb in the world (and eventually every cell-maintaining nanobot in
every human body) receives its own IPV6 address.  Once the conversion to
IPV6 is passed, the new address space will be consumed at a much faster
rate than the old one.


Remember you're a Womble.
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