question about recent mac update

Discussion in 'macOS' started by sa3er, Jun 28, 2011.

  1. sa3er macrumors member

    Jan 23, 2011
    today snow leopard update window opened up. its an Mac osx update about 500MiB ! well i have question for this big update. it says added ipv6 more support and VPN reliability on update description. well this is kind if scary for me. all we know in IPV6 the government can trace your real IP even if you use VPN or proxy. this mac new update smell like kind of privacy killer (maybe i'm wrong) but what you guys think ? i'm an Freedom activism @china , do you recommend i install this mac new update or if i do my ass get kicked ??! :eek:
  2. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    IPV6 is needed because the current IPV4 pool of address is nearly exhausted. This is not some nefarious move by the government to tract people's internet habits.

    The update fixes a number of bugs, not just IPV6
  3. sa3er thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 23, 2011
    i know what is ipv4 and ipv6
    well my question is very simple. this update is going to kill privacy right ? (if i install update then even with VPN i'm not safe...)
  4. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    No and IPV6 is the future. If you're that concerned about privacy your only option is not to use the internet.
  5. Mr.Faisal macrumors newbie

    Jun 28, 2011
    This will definitely be implemented in Mac OS Lion as well. Therefore, if you are worried about it don't install it for the current time, but that means you won't be updating when OS X Lion is out!
  6. sa3er thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 23, 2011
    ok i will not install it hope the stupid apple won't put security patchs on that update which i can't install ...
    well i will not update to Lion too (even without privacy concern i won't bcoz all my setting will die) . this crap companies think all the people are Lulz sec member ..
    shame on you apple
  7. jjq224, Jun 28, 2011
    Last edited: Jun 28, 2011

    jjq224 macrumors newbie


    May 19, 2011
    Dude, if you are that worried about the privacy of IPv6 you obviously haven't done much homework. Plus, what sites are you going to that you are that paranoid about the government tracking you (rhetorical question - I really don't want to know). Anyway, you can take care of the issue with some ease. It is a simple matter of enabling privacy extensions.

    Check out this article:

    Enabling Privacy Enhanced Addresses for IPv6

    (edit) Also, there are security updates added to the latest upgrade: Mac OS X 10.6.8 Update

    Unfortunately, in today's day and age, privacy is getting to be a thing of the past. The only true way to remain anonymous is, as maflynn stated, stay off the internet.

    Good luck.
  8. sa3er thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 23, 2011
    i entered that command in terminal.
    now when i enter this :
    sudo sysctl net.inet6.ip6.use_tempaddr
    says :
    net.inet6.ip6.use_tempaddr: 1
    that "1" mean my ass is secure ? :p
    or its mean i enabled ipv6 and its better i drop my macbook in the river ?!
  9. sa3er thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 23, 2011
    full log from terminal :
    MacBook-Pro:~ mike$ sudo sysctl net.inet6.ip6
    net.inet6.ip6.forwarding: 0
    net.inet6.ip6.redirect: 1
    net.inet6.ip6.hlim: 64
    net.inet6.ip6.maxfragpackets: 1024
    net.inet6.ip6.accept_rtadv: 0
    net.inet6.ip6.keepfaith: 0
    net.inet6.ip6.log_interval: 5
    net.inet6.ip6.hdrnestlimit: 50
    net.inet6.ip6.dad_count: 1
    net.inet6.ip6.auto_flowlabel: 1
    net.inet6.ip6.defmcasthlim: 1
    net.inet6.ip6.gifhlim: 0
    net.inet6.ip6.kame_version: 20010528/apple-darwin
    net.inet6.ip6.use_deprecated: 1
    net.inet6.ip6.rr_prune: 5
    net.inet6.ip6.v6only: 0
    net.inet6.ip6.rtexpire: 3600
    net.inet6.ip6.rtminexpire: 10
    net.inet6.ip6.rtmaxcache: 128
    net.inet6.ip6.use_tempaddr: 1
    net.inet6.ip6.temppltime: 86400
    net.inet6.ip6.tempvltime: 604800
    net.inet6.ip6.auto_linklocal: 1
    net.inet6.ip6.maxfrags: 8192
    net.inet6.ip6.neighborgcthresh: 1024
    net.inet6.ip6.maxifprefixes: 16
    net.inet6.ip6.maxifdefrouters: 16
    net.inet6.ip6.maxdynroutes: 1024
    net.inet6.ip6.fw.enable: 1
    net.inet6.ip6.fw.debug: 0
    net.inet6.ip6.fw.verbose: 0
    net.inet6.ip6.fw.verbose_limit: 0
    now if barack obama buy some sex toys from my mackbook nobody can trace him ?
  10. sa3er thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 23, 2011
  11. Jagardn macrumors 6502a

    Apr 18, 2011
    Man, I've never heard so much stupid **** said by one person...ever. :rolleyes:
  12. maclaptop macrumors 65816


    Apr 8, 2011
    Western Hemisphere
    Very well said, I too believe the same thing and would have mirrored how you explained it.
  13. jjq224 macrumors newbie


    May 19, 2011
    Wow... is this guy for real?!?

    You know what - put your MacBook up on craigslist and use the money to buy a copy of George Orwell's "Nineteen Eighty-Four" along with a few rolls of aluminum foil in order to make a hat (you know, to stop the microwaves the government uses to read minds). Oh, and you may also want to buy a copy of Geraldine Woods' "English Grammar For Dummies".

    Note to self - DON'T try to help trolls. :rolleyes:
  14. sa3er thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 23, 2011
    i several times called/emailed them asking what is "VPN reliability" "IPV6 fix" mean on the update and they said we can not explain !!!!!! :eek: :eek: :eek:

    this is not fair at all

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