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Re: European ISP enables IPv6 for all?
On Dec 17, 2007 9:59 PM, Paul Ferguson <[email protected]> wrote: > -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- > Hash: SHA1 > > - -- "Steven M. Bellovin" <[email protected]> wrote: > > [re: v6 mythos] > > >In a slightly more realistic vein, a huge address space makes life > >harder for scanning worms. As Angelos Keromytis, Bill Cheswick, and I > >have pointed out, "harder" is by no means equivalent to "impossible", > >but the myth, new as it is, still propagates. > > And in fact, "threat propagation" in a v6 world may actually > be worse than expected, and naiveté may actually contribute to > a larger-scale attack, given the statistical possibility of > potentially more victims. > naivete because folks believe the 'v6 is more secure' propoganda? or some other reason? > Address space size, and proximity, may well be red herrings in > this discussion. can you expand on this some?