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Does disabling IPv6 decrease my surface area of attack and increase performance?

I have colleague that is on this whole kick of disabling IPv6 while leaving IPv4 on each new machine that comes in before deploying in our environment. He takes his personal anecdotal evidence and ...
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Failed to fetch security.debian.org on Windows host

I am using 64-bit Debian 6.0 (squeeze) from a Windows 7 64-bit VirtualBox host, but I'm unable to successfully ping security.debian.org from both the guest or the Windows host. E.g., from the ...
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Is it safe to use the miredo-client?

This is how I can surf websites behind IPv6 networks under Fedora 14 before: ping6 ipv6.google.com connect: Network is unreachable solution: with root just: yum install -y miredo-client sed -i ...
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Does NAT provide security?

I'm following discussions about the IPv4->IPv6 transition, and IPv6 doesn't seem to like NAT at all. I've always thought that NAT was helpful in v4 for some security, I know it doesn't really hide ...