Association for Computing Machinery
Security has recently become a very important concern for entities using IPv6 networks. This is especially true with the recent news reports where governments and companies have admitted to credible cyber attacks against them in which confidential information and the security of data have been compromised. In this paper, the authors will introduce a flexible framework that can be used for penetration testing of IPv6 networks. Due to the large address space in each of the IPv6 subnets, the traditional scanning approaches do not work. Here, they introduce their new scanning algorithm which will find the IPv6 nodes on the internet which are using Domain Name System (DNS) servers.