FBI, DEA Worry IPv6 Makes User Tracking Harder
Worry IPv6 Whois Data Won't Be Kept Accurate
As we roll through the conversion from IPv4 to IPv6, the FBI and DEA have suddenly realized that it may be more difficult to track users
, though the "problem" stems more from record keeping than from any real issue with IPv6. With blocks of IPv6 addresses being doled out less frequently than IPv4 addresses have been (every 10-15 years for the former and every few months for the latter), it may be harder to get ARIN to nudge ISPs to keep Whois records up to date -- so the government wants new laws forcing them to. Granted, the FBI never seems to have enough backdoors or enough monitoring authority regardless of the subject, even if it has been shown repeatedly they abuse that authority and ignore the law
(with phone company help, usually).