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Re: OMB: IPv6 by June 2008

  • From: Iljitsch van Beijnum
  • Date: Thu Jul 07 07:29:44 2005

On 7-jul-2005, at 7:16, Alexei Roudnev wrote:

IPv6 address allocation schema is terrible (who decided to use SP dependent
Address allocation is unsustainable but that's not IPv6's fault: it's done the same way (or even worse) in IPv4. But somehow the industry as a whole seems incapable of recognizing that having each and every ISP with 200 customers (not even that in AfriNIC/LACNIC regions), no matter how regional/local, occupy a place at the top of the global addressing hierarchy is a flawed idea.

security is terrible (who designed IPSec protocol?) and so so on.
Security is terrible by virtue of its nature, which explains why most people prefer to be insecure most of the time. IPsec isn't bad, although I hate the overhead (although that's childs play compared to the epidemic of quoting previous messages verbatim that is now spreading among people who should know better) and the fact that it operates on addresses makes it hard to use as a replacement for SSL. (If you think IPsec is bad, try to implement an application on top of SSL.)