IPv6 and the Internet of Things

Usually, I post these small titbits of information on the modern “Social” media, but since Twitter is failing yet again, it might be a good time to dust of this good ol’ blog.

Geoff Huston of APNIC wrote yet another great article, this time about the adagio that the Internet of Things needs IPv6, and viceversa, that IoT is the killer App of IPv6. Do they really? Do read the whole article.

I do want to highlight one quote about NAT as a security feature:

All devices need to be paranoid. Trust is the outcome of negotiation, and obscurity is a lousy substitute for an effective security framework.

Indeed. NAT is not security, and security by obscurity has never helped anyone. Be paranoid. Assume the worst. It will only get better from there.

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