IPv6 Firewall Rules

I setup a Hurricane Electric tunnel to get my house on IPv6 (Verizon fails to deliver!) and was given a /64 allocation. I then setup a Router Advertisement daemon to get every computer online. Yippee! But, there’s a problem…now every computer in my house is exposed to the wrath of the Internet. While the Network…

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Simple Economics of the IPv6 Transition

The vast majority of the Internet currently operates on Internet Protocol Version 4 (IPv4), a 32-bit addressing system which theoretically allows for 4,294,967,295 (2^128-1) unique IP addresses. Though this may seem like an inexhaustible supply of addresses, current figures estimate less than 10% of it remains. The remaining address space would be far less had…

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