[LINK] ISPs fear IPv6 security threats

Karl Auer kauer at biplane.com.au
Wed Nov 12 16:50:13 AEDT 2008

On Wed, 2008-11-12 at 16:16 +1100, Richard Chirgwin wrote:
> Don the flame-proof suits all, there's a religious war coming.
> - some believe that NAT provides an increment of security
> - some believe that if the host is secure, it can be exposed to the
> Internet.

That discussion has very little to do with whether the coming of IPv6
will mean a new wave of vulnerabilities.

The main cause of "threats" will be ignorance and inexperience on the
part of network managers, compounded by the freight-train-wreck
inevitability of almost everyone failing to do anything at all about
IPv4 address exhaustion until it's far, far too late to carry out an
orderly transition.

> Ten paces, turn and fire...

Hard not to see that little effort as a troll - disappointing to see it
come from you, Richard.

Regards, K.

Karl Auer (kauer at biplane.com.au)                   +61-2-64957160 (h)
http://www.biplane.com.au/~kauer/                  +61-428-957160 (mob)

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