Feb 8 – 9, 2020
Hyatt Regency San Francisco
America/Los_Angeles timezone

DNS Analysis and Threats with IPv6 Automatic Transition Mechanisms

Feb 8, 2020, 4:30 PM
Bayview Room (Hyatt Regency San Francisco)

Bayview Room

Hyatt Regency San Francisco

5 Embarcadero Center San Francisco CA 94111 United States
No longer available: Standard Presentation Public Workshop


John Kristoff


Large content providers such as Google and Akamai report that at least 20% of all client systems are using IPv6 and that most do so using native IPv6 transport. Until recently, Microsoft Windows operating systems shipped with with 6to4, ISATAP, and Teredo IPv6 transition mechanisms enabled by default. While these transition mechanisms are widely panned and increasingly obsolete, for millions of systems they are turned on and ready to be activated, and for many systems, they are used when only IPv4 transport is available. This talk summarizes DNS aspects of recent research work exploring the dangers that linger from these transition mechanisms. A very brief technical overview of 6to4, ISATAP, and Teredo IPv6 automatic transition mechanisms will be provided.

Talk Duration No longer available: 15 Minutes

Primary author

John Kristoff

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