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Adding GPS location to IPv6 header
There is one simple question that needs to be asked!
Ammar Salih @ ammar.salih at auis.edu.iq Are you a terrorist?
Ephesians 4:32 & Cheers!!!
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Choose a good one, change it regularly and don't share it.
From: John Adams [mailto:jna at retina.net]
Sent: Sunday, November 25, 2012 2:20 PM
To: Ammar Salih
Cc: nanog at nanog.org list
Subject: Re: Adding GPS location to IPv6 header
Your proposal doesn't even give people a way to encrypt their location data;
By moving geodata to a portion of the protocol which is not covered by
commonly used encryption methods (i.e. HTTPS, which is up a few layers in
the stack) people can't be protected should this data be monitored by a
malicious intermediary. Think: Syria, China, Iran, or any other government
which will kill you for your words online.
Application protocols sending GPS data under say, HTTPS protect the end user
from revealing their location to anyone on their path, forcing an
intermediary to look up the IP in a common geo database which will be mostly
inaccurate in pinpointing users, and hopefully will save lives.
Companies like Twitter, Facebook, and some parts of google are going HTTPS
by default for this very reason.
This proposal is dead, you don't have the sense to lie down.