IPv6 Unique Local Addresses (was Re: New Active Exploit: memcached on port 11211 UDP & TCP being exploited for reflection attacks)
saku at ytti.fi
Fri Mar 2 09:50:13 UTC 2018
Enno et al ULA fans
I could not agree more.
Either you provide your enterprise customers transportable address or
ULA. If you assign and promote them to use your 'PA' address, they
will take your PA address with them when they change operator 10 years
from now, and if you reuse it, these two customers cannot reach each
other. Why? Because anyone who has worked at non-trivial size
enterprise knows that even just finding out what needs to be done, to
renumber internal networks is massively long, expensive and error
prone proposal, there will be tons of documents and scripts in
non-standard locations containing IP addresses punched in.
No matter how well you do your job, you cannot impact how others do,
and you must expect them to continue working as they have in the past,
and you must realise when that poses risk to yourself and protect
yourself from that.
ULA at inside and 1:1 to operator address in the edge is what I've
been recommending to my enterprise customers since we started to offer
IPv6 commercially. Fits their existing processes and protects me from
creating tainted unusable addresses.
On 2 March 2018 at 11:39, Enno Rey <erey at ernw.de> wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 01, 2018 at 09:30:32PM -0500, Harald Koch wrote:
>> On 1 March 2018 at 18:48, Mark Andrews <marka at isc.org> wrote:
>> > ULA provide stable internal addresses which survive changing ISP
>> > for the average home user.
>> Yeah this is pretty much what I'm doing. ULA for stable, internal addresses
>> that I can put into the (internal) DNS: ISP prefixes for global routing.
>> Renumbering is hard.
> as is proper (source|destination) address selection in a sufficiently complex environment.
> for interest: for a system which must be both globally and internally reachable, which address do you put into which DNS?
>> All of the objections I've seen to ULA are actually objections to (IPv6)
>> NAT, which is why I was confused.
> the main objection against ULAs is avoidance of complexity in environments where at least some systems need global reach(ability), which applies to pretty much all environments nowadays.
>> (As it turns out my ISP prefix has been static for years, but I'm too lazy
>> to undo all of the work...)
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