v6 & DSL / Cable modems [was: Private use of non-RFC1918 IP space (IPv6-MW)]

Mark Andrews Mark_Andrews at isc.org
Fri Feb 6 02:00:44 CST 2009


In message <498BDDAC.7060405 at eeph.com>, Matthew Kaufman writes:
> Mark Andrews wrote:
> > 	WII's should be able to be directly connected to the network
> > 	without any firewall.  If they can't be then they are broken.
> 
> As I'm sure you know, you can tell the difference between an Internet 
> evangelist and someone who mans the support lines by how they feel about 
> "X should be able to be directly connected to the network without any 
> firewall".
> 
> "...then they are broken" applied to 4.3 BSD-running VAXen and Sun 3's 
> in 1988, and neither the frequency of attacks launched nor the number of 
> exploitable bugs in network stacks or network-packet-ingesting 
> application programs has gone down since then.
> 
> Matthew Kaufman

I still believe that despite having to deal with all these issues at
the time.

Mark
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