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Privacy Considerations for IPv6 Adaptation-Layer Mechanisms (RFC8065)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000249389D
Original Publication Date: 2017-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2017-Feb-23
Document File: 20 page(s) / 23K

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Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

D. Thaler: AUTHOR

Abstract

RFC 6973 [RFC6973] discusses privacy considerations for Internet protocols, and Section 5.2 of that document covers a number of privacy-specific threats. In the context of IPv6 addresses, Section 3 of [RFC7721] provides further elaboration on the applicability of the privacy threats.

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Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)                         D. Thaler Request for Comments: 8065                                     Microsoft Category: Informational                                    February 2017 ISSN: 2070-1721

       Privacy Considerations for IPv6 Adaptation-Layer Mechanisms

Abstract

   This document discusses how a number of privacy threats apply to    technologies designed for IPv6 over various link-layer protocols, and    it provides advice to protocol designers on how to address such    threats in adaptation-layer specifications for IPv6 over such links.

Status of This Memo

   This document is not an Internet Standards Track specification; it is    published for informational purposes.

   This document is a product of the Internet Engineering Task Force    (IETF).  It represents the consensus of the IETF community.  It has    received public review and has been approved for publication by the    Internet Engineering Steering Group (IESG).  Not all documents    approved by the IESG are a candidate for any level of Internet    Standard; see Section 2 of RFC 7841.

   Information about the current status of this document, any errata,    and how to provide feedback on it may be obtained at    http://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc8065.

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   This document is subject to BCP 78 and the IETF Trust's Legal    Provisions Relating to IETF Documents    (http://trustee.ietf.org/license-info) in effect on the date of    publication of this document.  Please review these documents    carefully, as they describe your rights and restrictions with respect    to this document.  Code Components extracted from this document must    include Simplified BSD License text as described in Section 4.e of    the Trust Legal Provisions and are provided without warranty as    described in the Simplified BSD License.

 Thaler                        Informational                     [Page 1]
 RFC 8065          IPv6-over-foo Privacy Considerations     February 2017

 Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2    2.  Amount of Entropy Needed in Global Addresses  . . . . . . . .   3    3.  Potential Approaches  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4      3.1.  IEEE-Identifier-Based Addresses . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5      3.2.  Short Addresses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5    4.  Recommendations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6    5.  Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7    6.  Informative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ....