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Re: Another driver for v6?

  • From: Matthew Kaufman
  • Date: Tue Oct 28 23:19:49 2008

Nathan Ward wrote:
On 29/10/2008, at 3:40 PM, Steven M. Bellovin wrote:

According to
Windows 7 will have a cool feature called DirectAccess that "requires
deploying IPv6 and IPsec".  ...

Thanks, Teredo.

Interesting point, IPSEC is really useful in IPv6, especially transport mode opportunistic encryption/authentication. But, that requires (in my understanding) keys in DNS, which really needs a secure DNS infrastructure to be, well, secure...


The new UDP-based RTMFP protocol that just shipped in Flash Player 10 will automatically use IPv6 for both client-server (to Flash Media Server) and direct Flash Player-to-Flash Player communication if there is a working IPv6 path between the endpoints and it is at least as fast or faster than the IPv4 path latency-wise. (Not that there are many of those these days... but as they start to exist, you'll start seeing the traffic on them) It is also encrypted and (in some cases) authenticated.

Matthew Kaufman
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