Requirements for IPv6 Firewalls

Simon Perreault simon at
Fri Apr 18 19:03:13 UTC 2014

Le 2014-04-18 14:57, William Herrin a écrit :
> Excluding references and remarks RFC 6888 is 8 pages long with 15
> total requirements. Short.

Given the trend toward ever-fluffier RFCs, I'll take that as a
compliment. :)

> I'll let the firewall document's authors speak for themselves about
> their document's purpose. In the abstract, they said: ''This has
> typically been a problem for network operators, who typically have to
> produce a "Request for Proposal" from scratch that describes such
> features.''
> That says, "discriminator for potential purchases" to me. What's your take?

I agree with your interpretation, and I disagree with the intent.

> I agree that a "don't break the Internet' firewall requirements
> document could have utility. But that doesn't appear to be this
> document. And if done well, such a document would be short just like
> RFC 6888.

Full agreement.


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