understanding IPv6

Keith Medcalf kmedcalf at dessus.com
Mon Jun 8 06:04:48 UTC 2020

On Sunday, 7 June, 2020 21:49, William Herrin <bill at herrin.us> wropte:

> ...
> Keepalive requirements are a property of whether or not you employ stateful firewalls.
> ...

Keepalive's are not designed for stateful firewalls, they are designed to permit the endpoints to know whether the communication channel is still intact.

They may also be useful to "keepalive" connection table entries in stateful firewalls and NAT/NATP devices, however this is merely a side effect and not their purpose.

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