Failure modes: NAT vs SPI

Lamar Owen lowen at pari.edu
Thu Feb 10 09:53:58 CST 2011


On Monday, February 07, 2011 04:33:23 am Owen DeLong wrote:
> 1.	Scanning even an entire /64 at 1,000 pps will take 18,446,744,073,709,551 seconds
> 	which is 213,503,982,334 days or 584,542,000 years.
> 
> 	I would posit that since most networks cannot absorb a 1,000 pps attack even without
> 	the deleterious effect of incomplete ND on the router, no network has yet had even
> 	a complete /64 scanned. IPv6 simply hasn't been around that long.

Sounds like a job for a 600 million node botnet.  You don't think this hasn't already crossed botnet ops minds?




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