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NG Firewalls & IPv6
Done Checkpoint, Netscreen, SRX , iptables, nftables IPv6 FW all with
dynamic routing, but only under extreme duress, like I'm sure everyone
who is forced to touch stateful firewalls. Send help.
Seems to me this has mostly worked for over decade, worked in context
where stateful FW can be said to work at all. Of course like in every
other context, IPv6 is second class citizen, so you're going to find
more bugs, as less people are using the feature, there are less people
doing bug scrubbing and fewer people bridging feature gaps. This isn't
going to go away any time soon.
On 3 April 2018 at 03:28, David Hubbard <dhubbard at dino.hostasaurus.com> wrote:
> Iâ??ve been doing dual stack through Fortinet products for many years without issue. Well, no issue from a technical perspective. Sometimes you have to dig for a bit to find the equivalent v6 CLI commands, and occasionally thereâ??s GUI stuff missing that requires CLI where the v4 equivalent didnâ??t, but not a bad experience overall. Does v6 vpnâ??s great too. Havenâ??t delved into dynamic routing protocols on them so canâ??t speak to that. Happy to answer questions.
> From: NANOG <nanog-bounces at nanog.org> on behalf of Joe Klein <jsklein at gmail.com>
> Sent: Monday, April 2, 2018 6:58:14 PM
> To: NANOG list
> Subject: NG Firewalls & IPv6
> At security and network tradeshows over the last 15 years, I have asked
> companies if their products supported "IPv6". They all claimed they did,
> but were unable to verify any successful installations. Later they told me
> it was on their "Roadmap" but were unable to provide an estimated year,
> because it was a trade secret.
> Starting this last year at BlackHat US, I again visited every product
> booth, asking if their products supported dual-stack or IPv6 only
> operations. Receiving only the same unsupported answers, I decided to focus
> on one product category.
> To the gurus of the NANOG community, What are your experiences with
> installing and managing Next Generations firewalls? Do they support IPv6
> only environments? Details? Stories?
> If you prefer not to disparage those poor product companies, please contact
> me off the list.
> Joe Klein
> "inveniet viam, aut faciet" --- Seneca's Hercules Furens (Act II, Scene 1)
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