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Security '01 Abstract

Transient Addressing for Related Processes: Improved Firewalling by Using IPV6 and Multiple Addresses per Host

Peter M. Gleitz, U.S. Department of Defense, and Steven M. Bellovin, AT&T Labs–Research


Traditionally, hosts have tended to assign relatively few network addresses to an interface for extended periods. Encouraged by the new abundance of addressing possibilities provided by IPv6, we propose a new method, called Transient Addressing for Related Processes (TARP), whereby hosts temporarily employ and subsequently discard IPv6 addresses in servicing a client host's network requests. The method provides certain security advantages and neatly finesses some well-known firewall problems caused by dynamic port negotiation used in a variety of application protocols. A prototype implementation exists as a small set of kame/BSD kernel enhancements and allows socket programmers and applications nearly transparent access to TARP addressing's advantages.
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