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Re: IPv6 end user addressing
From: Michael Thomas <mike () mtcc com>
Date: Thu, 11 Aug 2011 11:26:43 -0700

On 08/11/2011 11:18 AM, Owen DeLong wrote:
On Aug 11, 2011, at 10:41 AM, sthaug () nethelp no wrote:

And your average home user, whose WiFi network is an open network named
"linksys" is going to do that how?
Because the routers that come on pantries and refrigerators will probably be
made by people smarter than the folks at Linksys?
One could argue that routing and access control is even less of a core
business feature for pantry and refrigerator manufacturers than it is
for Linksys. So I wouldn't rule this out - but I'm definitely in the
sceptical camp.

Steinar Haug, Nethelp consulting, sthaug () nethelp no
Let's face it... CPE security needs are going to be radically different and consumer
expectations are going to rise quickly in this area with IPv6.

I suspect both refrigerator/pantry makers _AND_ Linksys et. al. will be forced
to adapt.

Radically? How so? I have little confidence that the urge to do as little
as possible about security is going to change just because of IPv6. The
goal of router manufacturers is to turn a profit, not save the world.

Mike


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