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    The IPv6 Spin Machine Takes Center Stage
    by Anonymous on Wednesday July 21 2004, @08:57AM (#13998)
    Not only is Vinton Cerf pulling out all of the
    stops and "sending in the clowns", he is clearly
    now grasping at straws with the latest ICANN
    "spin" announcement that IPv6 is being added to
    the root zone.

    "Next-generation IPv6 Address Added to the Internet's Root DNS Zone"

    They even orchestrated an Asia-centric drum-roll
    approach to making the announcement. All of the
    usual [well-funded] insiders are of course cited
    as backers of what is claimed as some major step
    forward. Clearly, the new generation of ICANN audience and staff are easily duped.

    Educated Americans will not be so easily duped.
    A technical novice can easily see that a DNS
    "A Record" contains 32-bits. It does not say
    anything about the "version" of the protocol to
    use. You could encode your birthday or social
    security number in the 32-bit field and send it
    via the DNS. There is no requirement that the
    number be used as a 32-bit IP address.

    What ICANN claims is an "IPv6 Address" is just
    the addition of a 128-bit "AAAA Record". Again,
    it does not contain the protocol number (but
    could) to use. It is just a large bloab of binary
    information, four times larger than a 32 bit
    A Record. Most people can see that 32 times 4
    is 128. Again, there is no requirement that the
    128 bit number in an AAAA Record be used for
    a particular protocol. It could just be an
    efficient way to send four (4) A Records and
    package them together.

    The spin machine of the Internet Society and
    the U.S. DOD-backed IPv6 zealots of course are
    going to attempt to force IPv6 down everyone's
    throats along with THEIR one-way or the highway
    approach to how an AAAA Record is formed. They
    of course want to make sure that your hardware
    serial number is included in those records and
    your packets so that all of the various law
    enforcement agencies and spook groups (CIA, NSA,
    etc.) can quickly rush to your front door to
    have the FBI or local police seize your servers
    and/or lap-tops under the direction of the
    "thought police" sitting in some ivory tower,
    like the ICANN tower, at Marina Del Rey.

    If you have concerns about the "whois" witch
    hunts, just stay tuned for the "whereis" squads
    which will be now under the direction of the
    Internet Society and ICANN and all of their
    government cronies who long for the day when
    they have an RFID tag under your skin and have
    a GPS tracking device being watched from their
    towers. The "legal community" will of course
    love this, as they walk into court and show
    that Scott and Laci were in the same boat and
    the precise time and date.

    ISOC - It Seeks Overall Control - Your lack of
    education and willingness to suck up the latest
    spin from ICANN will doom you and your off-spring
    to live in "the community" they have prepared
    for you. Right Esther ?

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