Blog Posts Tagged with "IPv4"


IPv6 Protocol Implementation is Not a Security Panacea

February 22, 2012 Added by:Headlines

"The same thing that made the IPv6-enabled Internet valuable has also made it an increasingly valuable venue for attacks. While the frequency of attacks is relatively modest on IPv6 today, we expect that accelerated adoption will be followed in-kind by an accelerated pace of attacks..."

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How IPv6 and the Cloud Will Help Us be More Secure

October 17, 2011 Added by:Craig S Wright

Done correctly, IPv6 can make for extremely secure networks. By using Group Policy and a number of other tools with Linux or Mac it is possible to make a secure mobile network. It is more difficult under IPv4 due to the constraints on the protocol and the nature of DHCP (against DHCPv6)...

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IPv6 - The Death of SSL

October 04, 2011 Added by:Craig S Wright

When IPv6 finally becomes the norm, IPSec will become ubiquitous. It will be deployed far wider than SSL. As for being as good or better than SSL, well SSL is flawed. It was from the start and it remains flawed. This point is moot as it would be difficult to make the protocol worse...

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IETF Provides Guidance on IPv6 End-Site Addressing

April 11, 2011 Added by:Stefan Fouant

Practical conservation may never be needed given the trillions of addresses available in IPv6, but maybe in the very distant future it could very well be due to some of these recommendations being put in place today. After all, 640K did turn out to be a rather small number didn't it?

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Top Six Misconceptions About IPv6 Adoption

February 28, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"Over the next few months, it will become increasingly difficult for mobile and broadband carriers with fast-growing networks to acquire the blocks of contiguous IPv4 address space that they need to build out their networks. Some carriers are predicting massive IPv4 address shortages this year..."

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What is an "Undecillion"?

February 03, 2011 Added by:Ron Baklarz

The protocol allows for 340 undecillion addresses, which is 340 trillion groups of one trillion networks each that can handle a trillion devices. If the IPv4 pool of 4.3 billion addresses were the size of a golf ball, the new 340 undecillion IPv6 addresses would be about the size of the sun...

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Are We IPv6 Ready? No, We Are Not

January 24, 2011 Added by:Antonio Ierano

IPv6 brings some caveats as a new addressing space that needs to be understood and correctly implemented: a lack of IPv6 services ready to be used (think the DNS name space resolution as an example); and most of all, a TCP\IP network infrastructure that is not IPv6 compliant at the moment...

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The Internet is Running Out of IP Addresses Fast

January 24, 2011 Added by:Headlines

Internet service provider Hurricane Electric estimates that at the present rate of IP address assignments, the availability of IP addresses under the current IPv4 protocol will be exhausted in the first week of February...

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