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Feb
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comment Is IPv6 'faster' than IPv4?
Oh don't worry. Before the end of this year, the whole world will see the value of IPv6. In spades. And on the front page of every newspaper.
Feb
10
comment Is IPv6 'faster' than IPv4?
You sure can. If you wanted to, you could assign 2000 IPv6 addresses to every square meter of the disc of our galaxy. There are 2^128 possible IP addresses in this scheme, or over 3x10^38. This is more than a billion billion times the total number of IPv4 addresses. You could even assign IPs to every single component of every single household item ever made in the entire history of humanity, until the end of humanity itself.
Feb
10
comment How to avoid exposing my MAC address when using IPv6?
I think when Arin says "customer" they mean "ISP". Any ISP (including very, very large ones) can allocate a single /64 for their entire network and be done with it. No further routing required. But allocating blocks of IP addresses numbering in the trillions to joe-average residential customers is downright foolhardy.
Feb
10
comment How to avoid exposing my MAC address when using IPv6?
eh, what? I can't even think of a reason to assign a /64 to a single residential client (beyond autoconfiguration, and even that is pointless), let alone a /48. They say that the only possible reason for IP exhaustion in IPv6 would be astonishingly poor address allocation, and it looks like your ISP qualifies.
Feb
10
answered Is IPv6 'faster' than IPv4?
Feb
10
comment How to avoid exposing my MAC address when using IPv6?
A single /48 will be sufficient for every last customer they have until the end of time, regardless of growth (2^80 hosts!). While this might seem like overkill, it certainly makes routing simple. A /96 network would be sufficient to provide IP addresses for the entire IPv4 internet. Any network smaller than a /64 wouldn't allow MAC autoconfiguration.
Feb
9
answered How to avoid exposing my MAC address when using IPv6?
Feb
9
answered How much information can my ISP see?
Oct
4
revised AMD vs Intel. What is the real difference?
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Oct
4
answered AMD vs Intel. What is the real difference?
Oct
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answered Is a Black Edition AMD processor required in order to unlock cores and/or overclock?
Jul
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Jun
9
comment Windows XP doesn't like small subnets?
Actually, it's not the IP address that's the problem, it's Windows XP. Using the IP address 65.110.7.22 and the subnet mask 255.255.255.252 gives the same error message. But it works on another computer. It's probably a difference in the XP updates.
Jun
9
comment Windows XP doesn't like small subnets?
You're right. I was looking at the wrong line on my subnet table. :)
Jun
9
answered How is the processing capacity of modern devices compared with that used decades ago?
Jun
9
asked Windows XP doesn't like small subnets?
Feb
19
answered Typing strange letters¿ w/o numpad?
Feb
19
comment How does a sound card determine if headphones are plugged in?
cough Actually, it's more to the effect that the plug-in acts as a switch. When something is plugged into it, it completes the circuit (just like a light switch) and a) your headphones work, and b) the sound card knows it's plugged in by the fact that the circuit is complete. You don't have to muck around with measuring the resistance of the connection - that's complicated. Mostly, the fact that the computer knows at all is in software and drivers.
Nov
3
answered What sizes should you allocate to the /, /boot, /home and swap
Oct
28
answered Why does the “password” prompt take forever when I SSH into my Ubuntu 9.05 server?