ipv6... once again in bad spotlight

all memory and CPU related features in IPv6 world is major challenge even for modern hardware. unfortunately this is emphasized with lack of best practices followed by developers writing code.

i just noticed there’s Microsoft Windows problem with IPv6 RA. it seems that actual problem is not limited only to RA, but actually - to the whole networking stack when working with link-local addresses. under Microsoft Windows code is allocating memory pretty recklessly.

by the way, when in 2011 Cisco tried to standarize security mechanisms for IPv6 link-local there was exactly zero interest to do that. so, we’re doing our job in our products - however problems should be fixed at their root, not worked around by using some additional mechanisms. sometimes it’s just good to listen to big vendor even if that’s market leader :P