Rate of growth on IPv6 not fast enough?

Jack Bates jbates at brightok.net
Wed Apr 21 15:05:42 CDT 2010


Dave Sparro wrote:
> 
> Don't you get all of the same problems when there is a properly 
> restrictive SPI firewall at both ends of the connection regardless of 
> weather NAT is used as well.

If you mean, "do we still need protocols similar to uPNP" the answer is 
yes. Of course, uPNP is designed with a SPI in mind. However, we 
simplify a lot of problems when we remove address mangling from the 
equation.

That's not to say there won't be NAT for IPv6. Fact is, businesses will 
ask and firewall vendors will give. Of course, business needs are often 
different than general usage (and especially home usage) needs.

Jack




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