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Internet engineers tear into United Nations' plan to move us all to IPv6

Cynic_999 Silver badge

Re: Surely a sensible plan is not THAT difficult?

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There's also the issue that knowing a MAC can lead to a masquerade or other lower-level attack. It's one reason IPV6 had to be altered as it wasn't considered from an adversarial POV.

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Only by an attacker on the same local sub-net. And anyone with that access would be able to gather all the MAC addresses using a simple packet-sniffer.

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