Is there any truth to the rumor that IPv6 will remove some of the privacy and anonymity of the Internet?
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.
This was last published in January 2004
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