Is IPv6 Less Secure Without NAT?
NAT (Network Address Translation) is an IPv4 tool that is not used in most IPv6 deployments. This has caused some users to ask whether IPv6 is as secure as IPv4. What is NAT? NAT is a tool that allows multiple computers behind an Internet connection to share the single address of that connection. Thus, if […]
Do You Know the New Linux Networking Commands?
Back in April, I explained the new network interface names. Instead of eth0 it’s something like enp0s4 or p7p1. Let’s see how to check the settings. Run these commands on your system and play along! Physical Devices First, what are the network class devices? This system has two Ethernet interfaces: $ ls -l /sys/class/net total […]
IPv6 — The White Elephant in the Room
In 1983, in the midst of the Cold War and Irene Cara’s Flashdance, IPv4 was born. At the time, the conventional wisdom was that 4+ Billion (232 to be precise) unique IP addresses would be more than enough for all of humanity for a very long time. But then the Internet escaped from the guarded […]