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Re: European ISP enables IPv6 for all?

  • From: Christopher Morrow
  • Date: Tue Dec 18 02:13:34 2007
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On Dec 17, 2007 9:59 PM, Paul Ferguson <[email protected]> wrote:
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> - -- "Steven M. Bellovin" <[email protected]> wrote:
> [re: v6 mythos]
> >In a slightly more realistic vein, a huge address space makes life
> >harder for scanning worms.  As Angelos Keromytis, Bill Cheswick, and I
> >have pointed out, "harder" is by no means equivalent to "impossible",
> >but the myth, new as it is, still propagates.
> And in fact, "threat propagation" in a v6 world may actually
> be worse than expected, and naiveté may actually contribute to
> a larger-scale attack, given the statistical possibility of
> potentially more victims.

naivete because folks believe the 'v6 is more secure' propoganda? or
some other reason?

> Address space size, and proximity, may well be red herrings in
> this discussion.

can you expand on this some?