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February 24, 2010

Report outlines IPv6 security challenges

Interesting report on Government Computer News about IPv6 security:

NIST document identifies deployment risks
Ready or not, the next generation of Internet Protocols is likely to be making their appearance on government networks in the not-too-distant future, and the National Institute of Standards and Technology is advising network engineers and administrators to familiarize themselves with the security challenges of IPv6.

“The migration to IPv6 services is inevitable as the IPv4 address space is almost exhausted,” a new NIST draft publication states. “IPv6 is not backwards-compatible with IPv4, which means organizations will have to change their network infrastructure and systems to deploy IPv6.” (more…)