the alleged evils of NAT, was Rate of growth on IPv6 not fast enough?

Mark Smith nanog at
Sat May 1 00:45:14 UTC 2010

On Thu, 29 Apr 2010 08:22:47 -0700
Bill Stewart <nonobvious at> wrote:

> On Tue, Apr 27, 2010 at 3:24 PM, Owen DeLong <owen at> wrote:
> >> Here's an exercise.  Wipe a PC.  Put it on that cable modem with no firewall.  Install XP on it.  See if you can get any service packs installed before the box is infected.
> > 1.      Yes, I can.  I simply didn't put an IPv4 address on it. ;-)
> > 2.      I wouldn't hold XP up as the gold standard of hosts here.
> One of my coworkers was IPv6ing his home network.  He had to turn off
> the Windows firewall on the machine with the IPv6 tunnel for a couple
> of minutes to install some stubborn software.  Then he had to reimage
> the box because it was pwned, and he's pretty sure that the infection
> came in over the IPv6 tunnel, not the hardware-firewalled IPv4.

Your friend should learn about causation verses correlation

Every noticed how people who have car accidents got out of bed that

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