Archived Blog Post: February 11, 2000

The Hacks and IPv6 - Dana Blankenhorn explains how IPv6 tapping would solve the current DoS problem, and makes fun of people who are worried about government abuse of the technology. Only one problem: he's completely wrong. IPv6 tapping is irrelevant: we know exactly what's in the packets, we just don't want them showing up. Tracing won't help any more than it does now because the packets are forged. Individual address numbering is also irrelevant, for the same reasons (and people will still want to use NAT). It would be helpful if self-proclaimed marketing consultants would acquire some clue before pretending to understand slightly complex technical issues.