Cool IPv6 Stuff

Iljitsch van Beijnum iljitsch at
Wed Jun 6 07:48:36 UTC 2007

On 5-jun-2007, at 4:29, Adrian Chadd wrote:

>> Don't forget that the reason NAT works to the degree that it does
>> today is because of all the workarounds in applications or protocol-
>> specific workarounds in the NATs (ALGs). In IPv6, you don't have any
>> of this stuff, so IPv6 NAT gets you nowhere fast with any protocol
>> that does more than something HTTP-like. (Yes, I've tried it.)

> Won't stateful firewalls have similar issues? Ie, if you craft a  
> stateful
> firewall to allow an office to have real IPv6 addresses but not to  
> allow
> arbitrary connections in/out (ie, the "stateful" bit), won't said  
> stateful
> require protocol tracking modules with similar (but not -as-)  
> complexity
> to the existing NAT modules?

I'm afraid so, yes.

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