[SATLUG] Maybe- OT... The future and IPv6

Hector Bojorquez hector.bojorquez at gmail.com
Mon Dec 3 17:50:27 CST 2007


I just noticed Mr Pugsley has a quote by one of my heros-- Alan Kay'

On Dec 3, 2007 5:47 PM, Henry Pugsley <henry.pugsley at gmail.com> wrote:

> You still have network boundaries like in IPv4, except they are a lot
> larger
> (small allocation is a /48?).  You would only have to worry about
> duplicates
> within the network block, and that should not be too hard if there is a
> unique seed for each IP address.  This may be similar to how VMware
> generates hardware addresses for virtual NICs based on a real physical
> address without causing collisions.
>
> -Henry
>
> On Dec 3, 2007 5:41 PM, Hector Bojorquez <hector.bojorquez at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
> > wow... that's really interesting.
> > short lived IPv6 address?
> > How short lived would that be-- and then does that mean that--
> > theoretically-- that IPs could get duplicated.
> > A random seed doesn't guarantee that an IP adress couldn't be
> duplicated--
> > Person A in Mexico could get an IP and then someone in china could also
> > get
> > the same one (theoretically... chances are small seeing the nature or
> > random
> > seeds, MAC addresses and the large number of IPs available).
> >
> > This is really interesting (or I'm a great big dork) but how are
> networks
> > going to be defined with IPv6
> > Will Company A just buy a range of IPs?
> >
> > Where do I learn?!!
> > IP6!!!
> >
> > "So, the way I read this, is that using an algoithm and the MAC of a nic
> > as a seed, a unique, short-lived IPv6 address is created without the
> > actual MAC address embedded in the IPv6 Address."
> >
> > On Dec 3, 2007 4:55 PM, Aaron Hackney <aaron at aaronhackney.com> wrote:
> >
> > > Oh ya, it was in the RFC - RFC 3041. I am very green in the IPv6 arena
> > > myself and just coming up to speed on it...
> > > -A
> > >
> > >
> > > Hector Bojorquez wrote:
> > > > Just a question...
> > > >
> > > > Do you think eventual implementation of IPv6 will be a privacy
> killer
> > on
> > > the
> > > > Internet?
> > > >
> > > > I don't know enough about it but it strikes me that we could head
> doen
> > > the
> > > > path of having folks having IPs issued almost as licenses.
> > > >
> > > > I see good things and bad things ... but I may not understand it
> > enough
> > > >
> > > > any thoughts?
> > > >
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