When talking to Maco a few months ago, she suggested I contact the CALUG about a talk on IPv6 for Linux Admins. I did not know that to expect, and was pleasantly surprised that they were interested. The meeting was held at the Tenable building in Columbia Md, early evening. I thought perhaps 10 or 15 admins might show up, but we had over 60 people that had great questions and comments throughout the presentation. I expected to take only 1 hour, but the questions kept coming, and eventually after 2 hours I was done. Wow!
I included several slides for a new class I will be teaching called “IPv6 Hacking and Defending”, which included:
- Adding a discussion about the new trust model in IPv6
- Links to test your network for IPv6
- Discussing the new HE.net IPv6 certification
- A step by step process describing what a Linux system does when enabling IPv6
Sadly, no one from Tenable except one of the Linux admins was in attendance.
The slides for the presentation can be located here.
“DojoCon 2010 – Where Security Masters Lead” is a conference created by Marcus J. Carey, and was an off-shoot of a popular monthly meeting he called Dojosec, held in Maryland. While at the meeting in January, Marcus requested I speak. Based on the popularity of the monthly meeting, I figured it would be fun.
During this speech, I presented some new research which mapped operating systems supporting IPv6, which also had tunnels available when native IPv6 was not available on the local network. I also introduced my tool, DADra, a never published tool I was using to attack other IPv6 enabled devices on the same segment.
For those that just want the slides, they too are available.
The only disquieting moment I had during the conference was when Ron Gula from Tenable, one of the sponsors of the event asked me why this was even important and claimed he did not think IPv6 would happen nor that Tennable Nessus would ever support IPv6. Oh well, time will tell.