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Re: simple security
On 3/24/10 2:25 PM, Philip Homburg wrote:
Wed, 24 Mar 2010 12:15:49 +0100 Mark Townsley wrote:
Yes, I know there are still OSes that will be compromised in a matter of
seconds on the open Internet. These, however, do not run IPv6. With
IPv6, we are really talking about Vista, Win 7, linux, and macosx. All
ship with IPv6 firewalls (except linux I suppose), and far more secure
IP stacks vs. that of ten years ago. All have tethers back home for
updates, in the event that a new exploit is found. These firewalls are
far more adaptive and secure than the "IPv6 simple-security" firewall.
I think it is ironic that in one thread we are discussing devices that are
so resource constrained that they can't even afford to implement DHCPv6,
and have to rely on RFC-5006 to get the locations of DNS servers. And in
the next thread it is assumed that all devices have stateful firewalls and
automatically update themselves whenever a new bug is discovered.
Or simple-security for that matter.
I'm actually of the belief that the "dumb" RGs are on their way out
anyway (and given uptick of actively SP-managed RGs in the world, I
think there is evidence to support this claim).
For my part, the reason I support RFC 5006 moving to PS is because there
is already running code that I see no intent of people turning off,
coupled with the fact that architecturally I think DNS should have
fallen in the SLAAC bucket of "the bare minimum to get IP off the
ground" from the beginning. Nothing to do with CPU or Memory resources.
If any of these devices get a global IPv6 address, I think they should
be expected to operate on the Global IPv6 Internet in a secure manner.
If they want to operate with link-locals or ULAs, they can expect that
they are not part of the Global IPv6 Internet and act accordingly.
Somehow that doesn't seem to add up.
Is it really that case that all that will be connected to the IPv6 internet
are Windows, Linux, and MacOS systems? No printers, no multi-media devices,
no light switches or other home automation systems? Or is every light switch
expected to come with it's own host-based firewall solution?
Otherwise, they are all stuck thinking that they "might or might not" be
on the Global IPv6 Internet. No way to know, really.