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Re: Google wants to be your Internet
On 23 Jan 2007, at 16:48, Sean Donelan wrote:
Why is IP required,
Because using something that works so well means less wheel reinvention.
and even if you used IP for transport why must the meter identification be based on an IP address?
Idenification via IP address (exclusively) is bad. I'd argue that if you are looking to check the meter for consumption data and for problems, a store-and-forward message system which didn't depend on always-on connectivity would preserve enough address space to make it viable as well.