Rate of growth on IPv6 not fast enough?

Chris Adams cmadams at hiwaay.net
Tue Apr 20 19:46:26 CDT 2010


Once upon a time, Valdis.Kletnieks at vt.edu <Valdis.Kletnieks at vt.edu> said:
> In any case, to a first-order approximation, it doesn't even matter all that
> much security wise.  I mean - let's be *honest* guys.  After XP SP2 got any
> significant market penetration, pretty much everybody had a host-based firewall
> that defaulted to default-deny, so the NAT-firewall was merely belt and
> suspenders.

Well, that covers the hosts.  "Normal" people are adding more devices
than PCs all the time, such as network printers (which have a very
spotty security record, especially on the cheap end) and disk servers.
Network devices like that _can't_ just block all access.

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Chris Adams <cmadams at hiwaay.net>
Systems and Network Administrator - HiWAAY Internet Services
I don't speak for anybody but myself - that's enough trouble.




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