INET6 -- and why I don't use it

Brandon S. Allbery KF8NH allbery at ece.cmu.edu
Wed Mar 5 23:09:36 UTC 2008


On Mar 5, 2008, at 17:31 , Mark Andrews wrote:

>
>> On Wed, Mar 05, 2008 at 03:00:29PM +0000, Vadim Goncharov wrote:
>>> * The last I read about IPv6 in mainstream news, there were major
>> concerns cited over some of the security aspects of the protocol.  I
>> also remember reading somewhere that IPv6 was supposed to address  
>> issues
>> like packet spoofing and DoS -- what became of this?
>
> 	Someone was feeding you a load of horse @$$!.

When Marcus Ranum is one of those questioning its security, I'm  
inclined to believe him.  (Google "mjr ipv6 security" --- his point  
in a nutshell is that we're going to be fixing old IPv4 holes in new  
guises for a while.)

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brandon s. allbery [solaris,freebsd,perl,pugs,haskell] allbery at kf8nh.com
system administrator [openafs,heimdal,too many hats] allbery at ece.cmu.edu
electrical and computer engineering, carnegie mellon university    KF8NH




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