That’s not a moon, that’s the IPv6 address range!

IPv6 is big. You just won’t believe how vastly, hugely, mind- bogglingly big it is. I mean, you may think it’s a long way down the subnet to the IPv4 broadcast address, but that’s just peanuts to IPv6.not quite DA

Whether or not you think IPv6 is a good thing the sheer size of the addressable range is very very easy to underestimate, so Aaron Toponce’s method of translating it into a (rather large) image is a rather nice one. I love his final little comment:

(If I wanted to fit the entire IPv6 space on my physical monitor right now, each pixel would need to represent 192,903,836,122,980,988,357,922,113,056,557 IP addresses. Cool.)

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