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Re: [opensuse] IPv6 firewall
  • From: James Knott <james.knott@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 06 Jun 2010 17:58:13 -0400
  • Message-id: <4C0C19F5.6010808@xxxxxxxxxx>
G T Smith wrote:
Hmm... this not so much a lesson but a failure of service. How many
consumer users are actually able to discover this, let alone understand
the implications.

Fortunately, with IPv6, the address range is so huge and likely to always be sparsely populated, that pinging on a bunch of addresses, to find a target, will be futile. Attackers will have to intercept an address somehow, to be able to find something to attack.
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