How far could you go on IPv6?

15 June 2007
By Jacob Malthouse

If there are: 340,282,366,920,938,463,463,374,607,431,768,211,456 IPv6 addresses
and a light year is 9,460,730,472,580.8 km
and 1 IPv6 address = 1 km

how far could you travel on IPv6 addresses?

Could we get to Proxima Centauri? It’s about 4.22 light-years away.

How about the Andromeda Galaxy? Which is approximately 2.5 megalight-years away.


Jacob Malthouse