end-user ipv6 deployment and concerns about privacy

Joel Jaeggli joelja at bogus.com
Sat Aug 21 22:26:21 UTC 2010

On 8/19/10 10:58 AM, Joakim Aronius wrote:
> * Joel Jaeggli (joelja at bogus.com) wrote:
>> manual configuration of ip address name mappings seems like a
>> rather low priority for the average home user...
>> I don't expect that will be a big activity in the future either,
>> more devices means less manual intervention not more.
> Ok, ok, so that argument sucked. I guess I'm still stuck in the IPv4
> mindset and have not yet grasped the full blessing of IPv6, zeroconf
> etc. etc.

I'm not sure I'd characterize zeroconf, or rendezvous or anything other
technology for device mapping and discovery to be a blessing, that said
the use case for "take shiny new toy out of the box an plug it in is not
that different from the use case of device needs to discard it's old
mapping and use a new one.

> Anyway, constantly changing prefixes for home users still seem like
> begging for trouble. (Could be a service though, as mentioned, but on
> the other hand I expect a fair number of anonymity services to arise
> so charging for it might be tough.)

a device might get plugged in and be in the same location for the
entirety of it service life or it might move ever couple hours as a
number of increasing portable devices tend to do, the later set of
devices already cope with a lack of address stability fairly well and
pulling the run out from under them every once in a while supports
renumbering behavior...

I can remember early network printers using bootp and the assuming that
they could use that one ip address forever. today the printer will dhcp
and advertise it's availability in the same broadcast domain and may
well reregister it's name in dynamic dns if possible.

> Cheers, /Joakim

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