Subject: Stop implementing IPv6 before real harm is done........please
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: T@W <email@example.com>
Date: 06/01/2001 23:39:27
About the Internet Protocol Version 6 proposal [found at IPv6.org],
concerned people point to "the privacy issue contingent with IPv6 - namely
that one part of the new IP address would be the hardware address of the
network interface card it runs through".
Comments like:" it is a 'feature' rather than a trap door:" are just
"The idea behind having fixed-width, 64-bit wide host identifiers is that
they aren't assigned manually as in IPv4. Instead, v6 host addresses are
recommended (not mandated!) to be built from so-called EUI64 addresses.
EUI64 addresses are -- as the name says -- 64-bits wide, and derived from
MAC addresses of the underlying network interface. For example, with
Ethernet, the 6-byte (48-bit) MAC address is usually filled with the hex
bits "fffe" in the middle -- the MAC address."
See also http://www.epic.org/alert/EPIC_Alert_6.16.html
So my plead is : "Abandon IPv6..now!"