dynamic or static IPv6 prefixes to residential customers

Bill Woodcock woody at pch.net
Wed Aug 3 12:00:37 CDT 2011


Also good for customer privacy.  LE can still subpoena ISP logs, but e-commerce sites can't track users quite as easily. 

    
                -Bill


On Aug 3, 2011, at 9:55, "William Allen Simpson" <william.allen.simpson at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 8/3/11 4:13 AM, Owen DeLong wrote:
>> I agree that autoconf is desirable. Now, please explain to me why it is
>> desirable for the address to change at random intervals from the customer
>> perspective? (i.e. why would one want dynamic rather than static auto
>> configuration?)
>> 
> Because IPv6 was originally designed with the goal of completely
> transparent renumbering.  Indeed, after many WG meetings over many
> years debating renumbering and all the problems that entailed for
> IPv4, some of my drafts proposed that IANA would renumber IPv6 for
> every ISP and IX at regular intervals!
> 
> Thus, enforcing that all the dynamic configuration protocols
> actually work.  :-) And nobody starts issuing licenses based on IP
> addresses anymore. :-(
> 





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