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  1. #1
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    Cryptographically Generated Addresses (CGA)

    Hi have been looking at new MS projects on the works and noticed this little article. Perhaps the more expereinced may want to explain if they have time. I am not that well versed in crypto.


    Are they talking about hiding real IP addresses by encrypting them in the near future? Are there any other vendors that make heavily proproetary products that have already implemented something like this?

  2. #2
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    sweet something new to tinker with. info is good. thanks

  3. #3
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    Dec 2004
    Maybe not new info. Maybe it's just part of IPv6. I don't know.

    But, unless I am reading this incorrectly, they are using SHA-1. And SHA-1 has already been proven unreliable. If this does become a standard, it won't be for quite a few years, and by then, who knows where SHA-1 will be.

  4. #4
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    Mountain standard tribe.
    This is IPv6 specific. Unless you are an early (way, WAY early) adopter, this doesn't offer much value to you.

    Basically, it discusses how to send out 'signed' data from an IPv6 node, so that recipients can validate the data. If you want more detail than that, you'll have to learn about crypto, IPv6, and networking theory and practices. More than I know, anyway.
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