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RFC 5157: IPv6 Implications for Network Scanning

RFC 5157: IPv6 Implications for Network Scanning
RFC 5157: IPv6 Implications for Network Scanning
The much larger default 64-bit subnet address space of IPv6 should in principle make traditional network (port) scanning techniques used by certain network worms or scanning tools less effective. While traditional network scanning probes (whether by individuals or automated via network worms) may become less common, administrators should be aware that attackers may use other techniques to discover IPv6 addresses on a target network, and thus they should also be aware of measures that are available to mitigate them. This informational document discusses approaches that administrators could take when planning their site address allocation and management strategies as part of a defence-in-depth approach to network security.
Chown, Tim
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Chown, Tim
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Chown, Tim (2008) RFC 5157: IPv6 Implications for Network Scanning. Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) RFC.

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The much larger default 64-bit subnet address space of IPv6 should in principle make traditional network (port) scanning techniques used by certain network worms or scanning tools less effective. While traditional network scanning probes (whether by individuals or automated via network worms) may become less common, administrators should be aware that attackers may use other techniques to discover IPv6 addresses on a target network, and thus they should also be aware of measures that are available to mitigate them. This informational document discusses approaches that administrators could take when planning their site address allocation and management strategies as part of a defence-in-depth approach to network security.

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Published date: March 2008
Organisations: Web & Internet Science

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Local EPrints ID: 346663
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/346663
PURE UUID: 5bcdd12f-d630-440a-b34d-4a7b4e79c622
ORCID for Tim Chown: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-4726-018X

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Date deposited: 07 Jan 2013 16:06
Last modified: 06 Jun 2018 13:12

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