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NG Firewalls & IPv6

Iâ??ve been using PfSense @ home dual-stack on Cox for a year or two. As far as I can tell any IPv6 problems are Cox issues.

On Apr 5, 2018, at 12:12 PM, Blake Hudson <blake at ispn.net<mailto:blake at ispn.net>> wrote:

I've used pfSense (BSD firewall) in a dual stack setup. Not all features
are at parity with v4 (the captive portal doesn't support v6, for
example), but the core features of stateful firewall, DHCPv6, etc seemed
to work without any fuss.

Joe Klein wrote on 4/2/2018 5:58 PM:

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

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Keith Stokes