[ipv6hackers] Dynamic prefixes & privacy (was: IPv6 prefix changing)

Hannes Frederic Sowa hsowa at bfk.de
Wed Mar 14 16:41:48 CET 2012


On 03/13/2012 07:28 PM, Owen DeLong wrote:
> Not really, no.
>
> Cookies, hidden gifs, and many other tools make tracking pretty easy
> without needing access to the IP address stuff.

Isn't tracking by ip or by cookie very orthogonal from a technical 
standpoint? The outcome is the same, though. But that doesn't give IPv6 
a free ticket to ignore all problems that protocols on higher levels 
already introduced. That does violate the substitution principle.

> Further, even if you look at the rotating prefix implementations, the exterior
> address of the home gateway tends to be static enough for tracking purposes
> that it probably doesn't matter from a marketing perspective.

Jep.

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