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

Alex List alex.list.gm at googlemail.com
Tue Mar 13 09:16:27 CET 2012

Unfortunately misunderstandings happen all the time. It is very
difficult to find good analogies. At first glance yours seems good,
but even the layman would then ask what happens with Internet on the
smart phones and it's perfectly possible to have static addresses
while mobile. An another analogy would be as if we were demanded to
carry our personal ID card visible wherever we go.

2012/3/12 The Fungi <fungi at yuggoth.org>:
> On 2012-03-12 07:15:02 +0000 (+0000), Alex List wrote:
> [...]
>> A fixed ID in the Internet can bring back the memories of [2], a
>> very sensitive topic, specially for older generations.
> [...]
> Which is a disappointing leap of misunderstanding, given that a
> fixed Internet address is more akin to a fixed postal/street
> address. If your address always changed, the mail and the fire
> brigade might have a lot more trouble locating your home. Hopefully
> German law doesn't dictate that everyone should get a different
> street address every day?
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