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IPv6 Cat Feeder - The story so far!

MJN
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IPv6 Cat Feeder - The story so far!

We're halfway through World IPv6 Day and as some of you know I've opened up my cat feeder to public access... over IPv6 of course!

The cats seem quite please with how it's going... they've been fed 103 times at the last count!
There have been some lessons learnt though: IPv6 can be a bit of a double-edged sword as whilst it does provide direct end-to-end connectivity between uniquely-addressed devices this also means that handling abuse can be problematic when those address can change at the top of the hat! Unsurprisingly there have been some users repeatedly running the feeder, which is fine (and probably what I'd do in their shoes!), whilst others have tried to take it a step further by throwing unauthorised commands at it (they'd clearly been reading my scripts!) and even attempting to SSH directly in! Temporary redirects worked for the first category of miscreant but the latter required firewalling, even at the subnet level once they'd figured out we were in a game of cat-and-mouse with them regularly changing their IP address!  Grin
Even next doors cat has tried to get a piece of the action:

...but he ain't got IPv6!
Mathew
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Re: IPv6 Cat Feeder - The story so far!

Quote from: MJN
Even next doors cat has tried to get a piece of the action:

pmsl that photo is classic, anyway well done Mathew, the cat feeder is awesome
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Re: IPv6 Cat Feeder - The story so far!

it is fun, thanks for sharing Matthew Smiley
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Re: IPv6 Cat Feeder - The story so far!

Smiley One word. Winning.
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Thanks everyone, in particular to Plusnet for the native IPv6 connectivity. Long may it continue!
The cat feeder is now signing off. (I know technically it's an hour early but I started at midnight BST too otherwise the non-UTC logs would've been a pain to deal with...!)
168 feeds. Cats on a diet. Time for bed.
What a day.
Mathew Smiley