[olug] Ipv6 help/pointers

Shawn L. Djernes shawn at djernes.org
Thu Jul 25 00:14:52 UTC 2013

No, you can't NAT but there are what is called private addresses which use hashes to generate a random address for your computer's portion of the IPv6 address. The address is used for outgoing requests so your MAC addresses are not known. 

Windows Vista, 7 and Ubuntu 12+ do this by default. 

Shawn L. Djernes
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On Jul 24, 2013, at 16:50, Obi-Wan <obiwan at jedi.com> wrote:

> On 07/24/2013 04:27 PM, Lou Duchez wrote:
>> IPv6:
>> your ISP won't be providing an IP address so much as a 64-bit network space
>> router will not perform NAT -- 128-bit addresses contain enough information to be routable on both the private and public sides
>> router will still perform most of its usual functions -- gateway, firewall, etc -- it just won't need NAT to perform them
> So does this mean that IPv6 CAN'T do NAT, even if you wanted to for security obfuscation?  I'd really rather the rest of the world not know anything about the internals of my home network.
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