Operational Security Considerations for IPv6 Networks

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (opsec WG)
Last updated 2018-09-02 (latest revision 2018-03-01)
Replaces draft-vyncke-opsec-v6
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Knowledge and experience on how to operate IPv4 securely is available: whether it is the Internet or an enterprise internal network. However, IPv6 presents some new security challenges. RFC 4942 describes the security issues in the protocol but network managers also need a more practical, operations-minded document to enumerate advantages and/or disadvantages of certain choices. This document analyzes the operational security issues in several places of a network (enterprises, service providers and residential users) and proposes technical and procedural mitigations techniques.


√Čric Vyncke (evyncke@cisco.com)
Kiran Chittimaneni (kk@dropbox.com)
Merike Kaeo (merike@doubleshotsecurity.com)
Enno Rey (erey@ernw.de)

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