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Honestly the money involved in IP allocations and name allocations is totally digusting and really pisses me off

@sir hence why IPv6 movement needs to be faster/sooner

@linuxliaison @sir I did experiment with getting something that looked a lot like 6LoWPAN hacked on top of AX.25 but it was not very reliable even without the soundcard modem. I still believe it's a realistic option though and might revisit it one day.
@linuxliaison @sir context: AX.25 is kinda the amateur radio link layer
@linuxliaison @sir that is ok. I guess these are all pretty obscure standards.

@sir if it's rare, it's expensive.

With IP addresses, you can at least try to make sure they're abundant for a long period of time (I guess with IPv6 it will be at least several decades before we start running short).

OTOH, with human-meaningful catchy names, there will always be a limited supply, simply because there's only so many names that describe your project/restaurant/etc. well.

@Wolf480pl @sir

ip.sb/cidr/

18,446,744,073,709,551,616 /64 subnets in total available, lol

@eo
But each customer should get at least a /56, and the current pubkic pool is a /3, so it's really 2^53, and that's assuming optimal balancing of customers across ISPs... let's assume a factor of 256 for that, that leaves us with 2^45 customers, which is 32T, and we have ~8B people on the planet... ok that's still a lot of IPs.

But we don't really know that future brings. My pessimistic guess is we'll start running short in 50 years, my optimistic one is it will be enough forever.

@sir It's only going to get worse. There's more than a few third-party markets for address space.

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