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DS-lite security

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Authors Will (Shucheng) LIU , Fernando Gont , Tina Tsou (Ting ZOU)
Last updated 2014-07-04 (Latest revision 2013-12-31)
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More and more operators have deployed or are about to deploy IPv6 transition technologies such as DS-lite, MAP, LAFT6, etc. The fundamental elements of these technologies are Network Address Translation (NAT) and Tunneling. The elements of these transition technologies may be subject to a number of attacks, unless appropriate mitigations are in place. This memo discusses the security implications of the aforementioned points, and additionally, provides a number of operational mitigations that could be deployed against these attacks.


Will (Shucheng) LIU
Fernando Gont
Tina Tsou (Ting ZOU)

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