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ThreatSTOP announces first IPv6 feed

We are making available our first IP v6 feed – the v6 full bogons – as a technology demonstration. It uses the exact same DNS distribution method as our standard IP v4 lists and thus demonstrates clearly that our mechanism is IP v6 compliant.

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ThreatSTOP and IPv6

Since the Internet is nearly out of IPv4 addresses, people are finally getting serious about using IPv6. As people start deploying IPv6 we will find new bugs and loopholes that crooks can exploit. Holes like this one that mean that a bot on a network could act as the "man in the middle" for everyone else nearby.

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IPv6 and IP reputation

The Register has an article today about how IPv6 will make (spam) blocklists fail. The article is correct that current DNSBL techniques - as developed by Paul Vixie & co - will struggle but that doesn't in fact mean that IPv6 kills IP (or DNS) reputation, all it means is that the exact technique used by the current DNSBL solutions is not IPv6 compatible.

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