Date: Sat, 17 Oct 2009 21:01:09 +0400 From: Solar Designer <solar@...nwall.com> To: announce@...ts.openwall.com Subject: [openwall-announce] IPv6 presentation revised; passwdqc 1.1.2 Hi, This is to announce two unrelated items at once: 1. We have revised the online version of "IPv6: What, Why, How", a presentation by Jen Linkova aka Furry. Most notably, we've introduced an index page with small but legible images of the 60 slides: http://www.openwall.com/presentations/IPv6/ The slides are clickable for higher-resolution and "live" versions (with up-to-date IPv4 address space exhaustion data from external sources). The presentation covers topics such as IPv4 address distribution and address space exhaustion, current approaches at conserving IPv4 address space usage, IPv6 as the solution, IPv6 address format, examples, and address types, interface ID and address (auto)configuration, privacy concerns, IPv6 packet header format (in comparison to IPv4), fragmentation, ICMPv6 (and how it replaces multiple IPv4 control protocols), Neighbor Discovery (ND) and how to secure it, IPv6 & DNS, migration from IPv4 (including dual-stack nodes, tunneling, and address translation), related security concerns, a summary of advantages of IPv6, common misconceptions around IPv6, and more. 2. passwdqc, our password/passphrase strength checking toolset, has been updated further to version 1.1.2: http://www.openwall.com/passwdqc/ The changes since 1.1.0 are mostly focused on restoring portability to non-Linux platforms (which we broke with the introduction of lots of new functionality between 1.0.5 and 1.1.0) and on improving the "protocol" used by the pwqcheck and pwqgen programs. passwdqc 1.1.x are considered "development" versions, although this is primarily because of their potentially more limited out-of-the-box portability. The current "stable" version is pam_passwdqc 1.0.5, which readily supports Linux, FreeBSD, Solaris, and HP-UX. Additionally, there's a plugin password strength checker for OpenBSD. All of these are available at the URL above. Alexander
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