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Re: [opensuse] DHCPv6-PD request
  • From: Per Jessen <per@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 26 May 2016 08:27:05 +0200
  • Message-id: <ni64vp$8hj$>
Dave Howorth wrote:

On Wed, 2016-05-25 at 16:58 -0400, James Knott wrote:
Of course the big improvement for users is the
ability to directly access a computer behind the firewall, without
messing with port forwarding

To me, one of the advantages of NAT is that it makes it more difficult
to attack my machines because they can't be addressed.

Yes, NAT implicitly prevents that, and with IPv6 your firewall will
still do so. Even without one, anyone attempting to gain access will
have an impossible job to do - you will (typically) have a /64 network,
a mind-boggling 18'446'744'073'709'551'616 addresses.

Per Jessen, Zürich (14.7°C) - dedicated server rental in Switzerland.

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