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Re: Google wants to be your Internet
- From: Marshall Eubanks
- Date: Tue Jan 23 18:29:17 2007
On Jan 22, 2007, at 6:52 PM, Daniel Golding wrote:
One interesting point - they plan to use Broadband over Power Line
(BPL) technology to do this. Meter monitoring is the killer app for
BPL, which can then also be used for home broadband, Meter reading
is one of the top costs and trickiest problems for utilities.
If they control the network, why is doing this with IPv6 out of the
It seems like a good fit to me.
On Jan 22, 2007, at 12:28 PM, Niels Bakker wrote:
* nanog@xxxxxxxxxxxxx (Jim Shankland) [Mon 22 Jan 2007, 18:21 CET]:
"Travis H." <travis+ml-nanog@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:
IIRC, someone representing the electrical companies approached
someone representing network providers, possibly the IETF, to
ask about the feasibility of using IP to monitor the electrical
meters throughout the US....
The response was "yeah, well, maybe with IPv6".
Which is nonsense. More gently, it's only true if you not only
want to use IP to monitor electrical meters, but want the use the
(global) Internet to monitor electrical meters.
I'd love to hear the business case for why my home electrical
meter needs to be directly IP-addressable from an Internet cafe
It's not nonsense. Those elements need to be unique. RFC1918
isn't unique enough (think what happens during a corporate merger).