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Comment: Re: How about basic security? (Score 4, Informative) 177

by jd (#49516499) Attached to: Why the Journey To IPv6 Is Still the Road Less Traveled

IPSec is perfectly usable.

Telebit demonstrated transparent routing (ie: total invisibility of internal networks without loss of connectivity) in 1996.

IPv6 has a vastly simpler header, which means a vastly simpler stack. This means fewer defects, greater robustness and easier testing. It also means a much smaller stack, lower latency and fewer corner cases.

IPv6 is secure by design. IPv4 isn't secure and there is nothing you can design to make it so.

Comment: Re: Waiting for the killer app ... (Score 3, Informative) 177

by jd (#49516451) Attached to: Why the Journey To IPv6 Is Still the Road Less Traveled

IPv6 would help both enormously. Lower latency on routing means faster responses.

IP Mobility means users can move between ISPs without posts breaking, losing responses to queries, losing hangout or other chat service connections, or having to continually re-authenticate.

Autoconfiguration means both can add servers just by switching the new machines on.

Because IPv4 has no native security, it's vulnerable to a much wider range of attacks and there's nothing the vendors can do about them.

Comment: Re: DNS without DHCP (Score 2) 177

by jd (#49516387) Attached to: Why the Journey To IPv6 Is Still the Road Less Traveled

Anycast tells you what services are on what IP. There are other service discovery protocols, but anycast was designed specifically for IPv6 bootstrapping. It's very simple. Multicast out a request for who runs a service, the machine with the service unicasts back that it does.

Dynamic DNS lets you tell the DNS server who lives at what IP.

IPv6 used to have other features - being able to move from one network to another without dropping a connection (and sometimes without dropping a packet), for example. Extended headers were actually used to add features to the protocol on-the-fly. Packet fragmentation was eliminated by having per-connection MTUs. All routing was hierarchical, requiring routers to examine at most three bytes. Encryption was mandated, ad-hoc unless otherwise specified. Between the ISPs, the NAT-is-all-you-need lobbyists and the NSA, most of the neat stuff got ripped out.

IPv6 still does far, far more than just add addresses and simplify routing (reducing latency and reducing the memory requirements of routers), but it has been watered down repeatedly by people with an active interest in everyone else being able to do less than them.

I say roll back the protocol definition to where the neat stuff existed and let the security agencies stew.

Comment: Re:Utilities (Score 1) 458

That cost probably includes adding water/electrical/phone/sewer/roads/etc. which all cost quite a bit.

What, you don't think that normal house prices include the cost of water/electrical/sewage/roads/etc? You bet your sweet life that a new subdivision is going to include those costs in the house prices....

Comment: Re:Really (Score 0, Troll) 167

by CrimsonAvenger (#49511077) Attached to: Assange Talk Spurs UK Judges To Boycott Legal Conference

He is a political refugee, he has sought and been granted political asylum by Ecuador. So at least one sovereign nation has called BS on the political witch hunt.

I take it you think Ecuador is a bastion of human rights in an otherwise benighted world?

If so, you might want to learn a little more about the country....

Comment: Re: Why not? (Score 1) 586

by AGMW (#49510591) Attached to: William Shatner Proposes $30 Billion Water Pipeline To California
Well, a mixture of all of the above, plus desalination and perhaps even a supply pipe from the northern states - after all, if they've a surplus of water and California has a surplus of money, well sell 'em some water!

If the desalination is solar powered, well there's certainly some synergies being leveraged there!

Comment: Re:He's a victim (Score 1) 167

by CrimsonAvenger (#49510329) Attached to: Assange Talk Spurs UK Judges To Boycott Legal Conference

Given what we know about groups like JTRIG, spook groups that make false victim claims, fake evidence, use 'honeypots' (i.e. women offering sex),


as part of a growing mission to go on offense and attack adversaries ranging from Iran to the hacktivists of Anonymous.

seem to suggest that Anonymous has been shut down. Or is Anonymous acting for some other reason than "can't get laid, so might as well..."?

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