IPv6 Ignorance

Owen DeLong owen at delong.com
Mon Sep 17 18:13:59 UTC 2012


On Sep 16, 2012, at 16:58 , John R. Levine <johnl at iecc.com> wrote:

>>> IPv6 has its problems, but running out of addresses is not one of them.
>>> For those of us worried about abuse management, the problem is the
>>> opposite, even the current tiny sliver of addresses is so huge that
>>> techniques from IPv4 to map who's doing what where don't scale.
>> 
>> Well, in IPv4...  NAT broke it, because  networks implementing 1:many
>> NAT could no longer easily identify what host was responsible for abuse.
> 
> I realize that's a problem in theory, in practice it's not because it's still rare to have interestingly different hosts behind a single NAT.
> 

CGN should solve that and convert theory to practice quite effectively.

Owen




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