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[Freedombox-discuss] Roadmap proposal

On 21 February 2011 11:47,  <bertagaz at ptitcanardnoir.org> wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 17, 2011 at 09:28:25PM +0100, Tom Jaster wrote:
>> Am 17.02.2011 um 21:12 schrieb bertagaz at ptitcanardnoir.org:
>> > On Thu, Feb 17, 2011 at 08:24:04PM +0200, Samuel Gyger wrote:
>> >> On Thu, Feb 17, 2011 at 16:29, James Vasile <james at hackervisions.org> wrote:
>> >>> So if we are starting at the beginning, we need a device that can
>> >>> replace people's routers and then we can layer on the freedom bits.
>> >>
>> >> As we talk about router, I would suppose don't build on IPv4 anymore.
>> >> We should build on the future, should use the possibilities that we
>> >> get with IPv6, removing all the problems with NATs etc. Which also
>> >> redefines the thing a router should do here.
>> >
>> > I'd prefer to let the user choose wether he/she wants IPv4 or IPv6, as
>> > there are concerns about IPv6 and privacy. It hasn't actually been that
>> > audited in regards of this topic and might leaks information the user
>> > don't want to (like it's router MAC ID for example).
>> >
>> > bert.
>> There are these privacy extensions in IPv6 where you choose a random IP in your network. You won't get more privacy in IPv4. (NAT is crap)
>> IPv6 has so many benefits, just think of all the things you can do with mobile home ip, i mean even bonjour/upnp is routed to your mobile or laptop at work!
> Sure, I'm not telling that fb should get rid of IPv6, rather than it
> shouldn't get rid of IPv4, because actually IPv6 hasn't been deeply
> investigated with privacy in mind and some people might prefer to use only
> IPv4 for this reason

I think IPv6 support should be at least on a par with IPv4 support now
with an aim of leveraging IPv6 specific functionality over time.
mobile IPv6, IPSEC as standard, a reasonable SLAAC method all are
beneficial. I'm not sure why it would need to be investigated with
privacy in mind? The main issue at the moment is that it is being
delivery over tunnels via centralised brokers on the whole but that is
changing as ISP/IAPs start providing it to the subscriber. I strongly
believe that IPv6 has to be a first class citizen from day one.

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