IPv6 Firewall on CPEs - Default on or off

Mikael Abrahamsson swmike at swm.pp.se
Tue Nov 27 10:36:26 CET 2012

On Tue, 27 Nov 2012, Ignatios Souvatzis wrote:

> On Mon, Nov 26, 2012 at 01:18:38PM +0100, Mark Townsley wrote:
>> As a data point:  The largest residential IPv6 deployment in the
>> world. which uses 6rd as well, has not had a firewall in the CPE
>> by default since day one (late 2007). They have around 3 million
>> subscribers with IPv6 today. So far, no notable attacks that at
>> least I am aware of have been attributed to an IPv6-related
>> vulnerability.
> Another data point: the first Spambot mail I got via IPv6 was from
> the French residential IPv6 deployment which happens to use 6rd.

What do you feel this data point indicates?

Mikael Abrahamsson    email: swmike at swm.pp.se

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