On Sat, Jun 2, 2012 at 6:13 AM, Anthony <wikim...@inbox.org> wrote: > On Sat, Jun 2, 2012 at 8:49 AM, Thomas Dalton <thomas.dal...@gmail.com> wrote: >> On 2 June 2012 13:44, Anthony <wikim...@inbox.org> wrote: >>> On Fri, Jun 1, 2012 at 7:27 PM, John Du Hart <compwhi...@gmail.com> wrote: >>>> What personal information do you think is contained in an IPv6 address? >>> >>> Don't they sometimes contain MAC address information? >> >> I don't know, but I wouldn't consider my MAC address to be personal >> information... you might be able to work out what brand of computer >> I'm using, but I can live with that.
I think that having a problem with the implementation of IPv6 is about 10 years too late now ;) The IPv4 space is being exhausted, and we're going to soon run into the opposite problem that IPv4 addresses will be not identifiable enough as ISP's use NAT. If someone cares about their mac address information, they can use privacy extensions - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ipv6#Privacy . Considering that in the vast, vast majority of the consumer (versus production) world, you have to purposefully enable IPv6 (usually with some sort of tunneling), and that these are turned on in most operating systems by default, mac addressing is starting to only become applicable in production environments. Leslie -- Leslie Carr Wikimedia Foundation AS 14907, 43821 http://as14907.peeringdb.com/ _______________________________________________ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimediaemail@example.com Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l