Re: IPv6 and the "average user"

Pedro Roque (
Wed, 27 Nov 1996 00:12:49 GMT

>>>>> "hpa" == H Peter Anvin <> writes:

hpa> Followup to: <> By
hpa> author: David Holland <> In
hpa> newsgroup:
>> > Because of this, renumbering a network is a lot easier in
>> IPv6 - > each box *must* support being told their address by
>> the router. At > the router, just configure the new 80 bit
>> prefix. The rest is > automatic. (Well, if you do DNS, you'll
>> have to change that, too.)
>> Is it just me, or is this just asking for denial of service
>> attacks?

Only if the atacker sits on your network and you are not using some form
of authentication.


hpa> Also, it only works if you have one address per network
hpa> interface!

You can use autoconfiguration for several annouced prefixes.
And you can resort to manual address configuration at will.
You can even disable autoconfiguration if you like.

Don't assume that the silly way of doing HTTP virtual hosting is something
to keep.