UPnP/IPv6 support in home routers?

Gert Doering gert at space.net
Tue Dec 12 17:24:09 CET 2017


On Tue, Dec 12, 2017 at 03:45:17PM +0100, Jan Pedro Tumusok wrote:
> What about alle the people that are not able to setup their own filters and
> other security mechanisms? Most people got this computer stuff for usage
> and not to thinker with or spend ours figuring out the best type of
> configuration.
> How do we give them a bit more security than wide open devices?

Besides the IoT crap, most devices nowadays have not been "wide open"
in a long time.

So either you assume the devices are vulnerable to network attacks - and
in that case, they should not share a network with IoT and other crap.

Or you assume the devices are indeed hardened properly (otherwise, I 
would not connect a laptop to a public wifi either...) - in which case a 
firewall mostly gets in the way of getting work done.

Now, the IoT crap should just be moved to the garbage bin, and *that*
would help.

Gert Doering
        -- NetMaster
have you enabled IPv6 on something today...?

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