Re: Starlink --- "simpler than IPv6"

Alexandre Petrescu <alexandre.petrescu@gmail.com> Mon, 19 October 2020 16:09 UTC

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Subject: Re: Starlink --- "simpler than IPv6"
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'Simpler than IPv6' might mean a smaller and easier to use device than 
the bigger core routers which currently are known to run IPv6 natively.

I doubt though that the Starlink service will be on IPv6.  That service 
might be NATted IPv4, or maybe no IP at all - a network layer-less 
application-specific protocol, maybe http over satellite.

When Starlink service comes up it wont be in a vacuum.  At least Iridium 
upgraded their services continuously, up to a point that nowadays one 
can buy easily a cheap device with subscription comparable to ADSL, that 
offers DHCP on WiFi on one hand, and Iridium on another hand gatewayed 
down to the Internet.  An Iridium consumer-oriented chip is not bigger 
than a typical 4G chip for the same service.  It is 'simpler', 
'cheaper', 'smaller'.

I remember also Toyota talked about a potential own satellite 
constellation for their cars, and even went far with the novel Kismeta 
antenna design for future cars.  I dont know where that constellation 
plans are now.

But I really dont know how the Starlink service is designed and whether 
IPv6 has a place in it or no.  Let's see(?)

Alex


Le 19/10/2020 à 17:13, Behcet Sarikaya a écrit :
> Thanks Michael, I'd like to know as much as possible how IPv6 works in 
> Starlink.
> 
> Behcet
> 
> On Fri, Oct 16, 2020 at 3:47 PM Michael Richardson <mcr@sandelman.ca 
> <mailto:mcr@sandelman.ca>> wrote:
> 
>     Anyone read anything more specific about what Starlink is doing that is
>     "simpler than IPv6"?
> 
>     I'd sure like to know that it permits end-terminal to end-terminal
>     communicatons without a trip through a data center.
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