lzma with TCP/IP and libertas driver... and still some room

Andreas.Trawoeger at wgkk.at Andreas.Trawoeger at wgkk.at
Wed Oct 4 07:21:20 EDT 2006

What's the use case for using IPv4?

Main reason for using IPv4 today is compatibility with existing devices.
But with official IPv4 adresses becoming a scarce resource you end up with
dozend and hundreds of, and networks which
are horrible to interconnect.

So one IPv6 subnet  for every child should be the logical choice to use
with OLPC.

This way every child could use his OLPC to boot a broken OLPC of another
child with an rescue system, without clashing with other OLPC in the area,
as it is common with IPv4 if somebody accidently installs it's own DHCP
server an hand out wrong IPs.

Add an IPv6 to IPv4 Gateway to the 100$ Server and you end up with a system
that should work quite well.

cu andreas

Christopher Blizzard <blizzard at redhat.com> schrieb am 04.10.2006 02:23:24:

> Any time you are unrouted, you have limited your system management
> options.
> In this case, to the local island, forcing that any software repository
> to also  be local.  So you've just foreclosed other options.
> There may be times when you have sufficient bandwidth you'd prefer to
> have fewer repositories....
>                                   - Jim
> On Tue, 2006-10-03 at 20:18 -0400, Christopher Blizzard wrote:
> > What's the real use case for having to include IPv6?  As far as I can
> > tell the only use case is local re-installation of operating system.
> >
> > We can certainly make assumptions about the local network.  Need to do
> > re-install?  Use the non-routed local IPv4 network that's supplied by
> > the server or another client running a special app that's once again
> > IPv4 based.  No need to include all that extra code in the ROM and we
> > save ourselves a huge amount of time.
> >
> > --Chris
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