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Human-safe IPv6: Cryptographic transformation of hostnames as a base for secure and manageable addressing

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (individual)
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Authors Andrew Yourtchenko , Salman Asadullah , Mircea Pisica
Last updated 2012-09-06 (Latest revision 2012-03-05)
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Although the IPv6 address space within a single /64 subnet is very large, the typical distribution of the addresses in this space is very non-uniform. This non-uniformity, together with the dictionary- based DNS brute-force enumeration, allows practical remote mapping of the IPv6 addresses in these subnets. This document proposes a technique which can be used to decrease the exposure of the server subnets to trivial scanning. As a side effect, the proposed technique allows to drastically simplify the address management.


Andrew Yourtchenko
Salman Asadullah
Mircea Pisica

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