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This should be enough for awhile

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This should be enough for awhile
2 ^ 128 ==40,282,366,920,938,463,463,374,607,431,768,211,456 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's2 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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Entered on: 04/21/1998
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Copy and paste this into an email to a friend. We can make it easy for you. Mail it off with the Netscrap(TM) MailTool. quotation from the talk Steve Deering of Xerox PARC

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