European ISP enables IPv6 for all?
fergdawg at netzero.net
Tue Dec 18 05:59:09 UTC 2007
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- -- "Steven M. Bellovin" <smb at cs.columbia.edu> wrote:
[re: v6 mythos]
>In a slightly more realistic vein, a huge address space makes life
>harder for scanning worms. As Angelos Keromytis, Bill Cheswick, and I
>have pointed out, "harder" is by no means equivalent to "impossible",
>but the myth, new as it is, still propagates.
And in fact, "threat propagation" in a v6 world may actually
be worse than expected, and naiveté may actually contribute to
a larger-scale attack, given the statistical possibility of
potentially more victims.
Address space size, and proximity, may well be red herrings in
- - ferg
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