IPv6 Address Cookies

By | June 14, 2006

It has long been known to researchers that address spoofing on the Internet is a serious problem. While a great deal of effort has been put into finding theoretical and practical solutions, spoofed attacks are still globally endemic. They represent a simple nuisance to many, but a business-halting bane to others. Enter IPv6.

IPv6 is the next generation of the Internet protocol designed to alleviate the existing global address shortage and improve the scalability and extensibility of the aging IPv4 protocol. This new protocol provides an enormous 128-bit address space, which should provide enough addresses for several decades, if not centuries, of Internet expansion. In this paper, we propose methods which utilize the large IPv6 address space to mitigate spoofed attacks.

Enter IPv6. IPv6 is the next generation of the Internet protocol designed to alleviate the existing global address shortage and improve the scalability and extensibility of the aging IPv4 protocol. This new protocol provides a huge 128-bit address space which should provide enough addresses for a great deal of Internet expansion. Individual Internet users can easily obtain their own 80-bit block of addresses if they currently have a single IPv4 address.Read Full Story

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