d...@geer.org writes:
>  > The pieces of the key, small numbers, tend to =93erode=94 over time as
>  > they gradually fall out of use. To make keys erode, or timeout, Vanish
>  > takes advantage of the structure of a peer-to-peer file system. Such
>  > networks are based on millions of personal computers whose Internet
>  > addresses change as they come and go from the network.
> One would imagine that as IPv6 rolls out, the need
> for DHCP goes to zero excepting for mobile devices
> attaching to public (not carrier) nets.  Yes?

Off topic, but actually DHCP is still needed. A machine needs to
configure a lot more than just its address and router in common cases
(it wants things like DNS servers, NTP servers, etc.) and in large
deployments, it is often far easier to let machines autoconfigure these
things during boot using DHCP even on comparatively hard wired

And with that, lets return to crypto...


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