February 3, 2011
I’ll get back to fudcon recap in a bit – but I wanted to ask a silly question about ipv4 addresses:
Why are people worried about address exhaustion in ipv4? If you take a look through the class-a allocations you’ll notice that 6 of the class As are allocated to the US department of Defense in one form or another.
So I’ve got to ask: why does the military need to have 96 million public, routable, ip addresses?
96 million seems like a largish number to me.
It is, in fact, 1 ip for roughly every 3 americans.
If they are giving an ip to every device they have, I could sorta understand it – but I really don’t want them giving public, routable, ips to everyone of them, especially the weapons. 🙂
in the same vein – someone could explain to me why mit needs 16 million addresses? What do they have 1000 public devices per student/prof/staff? Somehow I doubt that.
boggles my mind.