[LINK] Fwd: Expert Panel: The Seven Stages of IPv6 Adoption
kauer at biplane.com.au
Fri Mar 27 19:13:12 EST 2009
On Fri, 2009-03-27 at 18:37 +1100, Tom Koltai wrote:
> > Hm. Could you describe how the issues with IPv6 might differ
> > from the issues with IPv4?
> I was of course alluding to the future - or my perception of the future-
> i.e. Mobile internet - with IP numbers becoming ad-hoc identifiers with
> care of address and fixed address both being required, but allowing for
> interdiction spoofing at the care of address.
I see no difference between IPv4 and IPv6 in this respect, but I'm not a
Mobile IPv6 guru... Could you be more specific?
> > Name one way in which "IPV6 lends itself to cloaked PVC type
> > communications", then show how IPv6 is any different from IPv4.
> So I am referring to RFC2003 (inc ipv4 of course) and under ipv6 in
> RFC1702 utilising the source route entry mechanism, the source can again
> be faked with no reference to the origin IP when travelliing between
> networks. E.g.: Mobile Phone/Laptop.
> Could I suggest
I have read it and am none the wiser as to why you feel this is an IPv6
problem. Or indeed a problem at all. In any case, Mobile IPv6 is a very
specific use of IPv6; even if it were evil incarnate, it's hardly
sufficient evidence for characterising IPv6 generally of "lending itself
to cloaked PVC type communications".
> And then the consideration that triangular routing on mobile networks
> has not yet been solved under ipv4 and therefore makes RSVP inoperable.
Mobile IPv6, since it doesn't require a foreign agent, obviates the need
for triangular routing. It's one of the big benefits of IPv6. You seem
to be saying that something that doesn't work in IPv4 makes IPv6 a
security problem. Hm, yes, well, I can see it flapping its wings, but it
doesn't seem to be flying just yet...
Karl Auer (kauer at biplane.com.au) +61-2-64957160 (h)
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