[nycbug-talk] WiFi use liability. . .
ike at lesmuug.org
Fri Apr 22 01:35:22 EDT 2005
Hi Ray, Bob, All,
On Apr 21, 2005, at 10:57 PM, Ray wrote:
>> Sorry, dot_ike, but how does IPv6 solve the issue of whether or not
>> we get sued if someone uses an open AP that we own for illegal uses?
IPV6 levels the playing field- which was a big part of the intention of
2 reasons why ipv6 is relevant here- the first is technical,
On Apr 21, 2005, at 11:35 PM, Bob Ippolito wrote:
> Well, you'd have enough IP space to give each MAC address its own
> external IP. That doesn't really do anything about spoofing, but
> nothing at the transport level does really.
Yeah, the sheer numbers of unique addresses is useful, but
additionally, to my understanding, IPV6 routing is designed to maintain
state of the source-ip address across routers, whereas the entire
reason that IPV4 spoofing is possible is that IPV4 routing only pays
attention to the destination-ip address- not both.
Additionally, to my basic understanding, there is a dynamic chunk of an
IPV6 address space which can be modified at the transport layer in a
myriad of ways as packets traverse various networks- with unlimited
So, in a roundabout manner, I'm stating that basic IPV6 routing again
makes it very difficult to use an open AP for illegal uses, as well as
*finally* providing a framework at both transport and application
layers for folks like us to come up with all sorts of new and
interesting ways of dealing with illegal uses.
So who's up for an IPV6 Lan-Party/Installfest? :)
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