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Is there any truth to the rumor that IPv6 will remove some of the privacy and anonymity of the Inter

Is there any truth to the rumor that IPv6 will remove some of the privacy and anonymity of the Internet?

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I do not know what the person that made this statement had in mind. I cannot see why IPv6 should do that. If you would call hiding behind a NAT being private and anonymous, NATs will go away when people move to IPv6 and that is good. I would rather say that IPv6, with its almost unlimited address space and integrated security will with time restore the simplicity and the end-to-end paradigm of the Internet that we have lost with NAT.
Regards
Silvia

This was first published in January 2004

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