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Implications of IPv6 Addressing on Security Operations

Document Type Replaced Internet-Draft (opsec WG)
Expired & archived
Authors Fernando Gont , Guillermo Gont
Last updated 2023-05-24 (Latest revision 2023-02-02)
Replaced by draft-ietf-opsec-ipv6-addressing
RFC stream Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)
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Stream WG state Adopted by a WG
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IESG IESG state Replaced by draft-ietf-opsec-ipv6-addressing
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This Internet-Draft is no longer active. A copy of the expired Internet-Draft is available in these formats:


The increased address availability provided by IPv6 has concrete implications on security operations. This document discusses such implications, and sheds some light on how existing security operations techniques and procedures might need to be modified accommodate the increased IPv6 address availability.


Fernando Gont
Guillermo Gont

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