Consumer Grade - IPV6 Enabled Router Firewalls.

Chris Adams cmadams at hiwaay.net
Thu Dec 10 22:08:49 CST 2009


Once upon a time, Owen DeLong <owen at delong.com> said:
> UPnP is a bad idea that (fortunately) doesn't apply to IPv6 anyway.
> 
> You don't need UPnP if you'r not doing NAT.

You need UPnP for a stateful firewall, whether it is mangling packets
with NAT or not.  I have an Xbox 360 behind an SSG-5 with no NAT, and I
can't play some on-line games unless I open up the Xbox IP in the SSG.

You can debate whether UPnP is the correct solution, but some solution
is needed (even with IPv6) as long as stateful firewalls exist.
-- 
Chris Adams <cmadams at hiwaay.net>
Systems and Network Administrator - HiWAAY Internet Services
I don't speak for anybody but myself - that's enough trouble.




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