[ipv6hackers] Implications of IPv6 on network firewalls

Fernando Gont fgont at si6networks.com
Fri Dec 16 23:43:18 CET 2011


On 12/16/2011 08:24 AM, Marco Ermini wrote:
> On 24 November 2011 23:38, Fernando Gont wrote:
> [...]
>> I consider "basic functionality" that which parallels what we currently
>> do with IPv4.
> [...]
> Maybe the problem lies in what we consider "basic functionality".
> Personally I believe that IPv4 and IPv6 have simply different scopes
> of usage. It is incorrect to simply match 1:1 their functionality.
> IPSec support is (or at least, was until some time ago...) a MANDATORY
> functionality in IPv6, therefore I would consider this "basic",
> although we may argue about what do we mean with "basic".

This is the last time I'm going to note this: what the specs say in this
respect is just words on paper.

At some point you need to make a choice: what the std says vs. reality.

Fernando Gont
SI6 Networks
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