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Re: Interesting paper by Steve Bellovin - Worm propagation in a v6 internet
From: kx <kxmail () gmail com>
Date: Tue, 14 Feb 2006 10:37:02 -0500

On nmap:


Even given the sheer size of v6 space some of the other traits noted
by SMB - like the tendency of network equipment to be clustered in the
first few bits of a /48, and possibly observing new v6 netblocks get
announced and routed might be used by someone to make intelligent
guesses.

And nmap can probably be hacked into doing that kind of scanning.

http://www.insecure.org/nmap/man/man-target-specification.html

For Internet-wide surveys and other research, you may want to choose
targets at random. ... Undesirable IPs such as those in certain
private, multicast, or unallocated address ranges are automatically
skipped.


I rather suspect that the portscanning will grow to keep pace with the
actual number of v6 connected hosts.
On 2/14/06, Mohacsi Janos <mohacsi () niif hu> wrote:
In the 6NET project we identified, that exhaustive search in IPv6 is not
feasible (e.g. nmap does not support it for IPv6), but there are also

nmap's limited IPv6 - as well as IPv6 in IPv4 and all those other
flavors - support is due to the fact that it is not in as high demand
for support as IPv4.

However:

http://seclists.org/lists/nmap-hackers/2006/Jan-Mar/0001.html

MOVING FORWARD:

With this stable version out of the way, we plan to dive headfirst
into the next development cycle. Many exciting features are in the
queue, including a next-generation OS detection system. We also plan
to launch the 2006 Nmap User Survey in February, to learn what
features you want most.


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