European ISP enables IPv6 for all?

Adrian Chadd adrian at
Tue Dec 18 11:47:14 UTC 2007

On Tue, Dec 18, 2007, Iljitsch van Beijnum wrote:

> I'd say that the huge address space makes life impossible for scanning  
> worms.

The advent of P2P has made "Valid node discovery" easier than just scanning.

Damned technology and its incremental improvements. :)

> That doesn't mean that there can be no successful scanning at all with  
> IPv6, but it needs to be highly targeted if you want results the same  
> year, so just pumping random numbers in the destination address field  
> like SQL slammer did so successfully doesn't cut it in IPv6.

So maybe said scanning won't take down LANs anymore.


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