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Re: Privacy Extensions for Stateless Address Autoconfiguration in IPv6 in wheezy as default?

On 2011-05-08, Martin Zobel-Helas <zobel@debian.org> wrote:
> i currently wonder if Debian should implement RFC 4941 as default for
> wheezy.
> Background: IPv6 configured via router advertisement will use the
> hardware address of the ethernet card to encode the IPv6 address. This
> raises privacy issues, such as being able to track each single device.
> I therefor wonder, if Debian should be shipped with the privacy
> extensions for stateless address autoconfiguration on IPv6 per default
> starting with wheezy.
> I would like to hear other developers meanings to this issue, before
> proposing this as release goal for wheezy.

it would be great if there were a simple way to control the IPv6 address
selection policy (static, SLAAC, SLAAC + privacy extensions, DHCPv6...)
from the interfaces(5) file or its successor.

Robert Edmonds

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