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Re: [opensuse] Practicalities of IPv6
On Sat, 2009-10-24 at 17:28 -0400, Ken Schneider - openSUSE wrote:
Hans Witvliet pecked at the keyboard and wrote:
On Sat, 2009-10-24 at 22:08 +0200, Per Jessen wrote:
Adam Tauno Williams wrote:
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Just when doing a new project: some parts should have been delt with,
like security, support, documentation, IPv6.
Can someone explain what security IPv6 offers over IPv4?

None. The approach for security issues with IPv6 and IPv4 is the same.

As all they are
are addresses, with IPv6 offering a far greater range, I fail to see the
significance one would have over the other in that regard.

There is no significance. You need firewalls and policies just like
with IPv4. But if you block port XYZ for IPv4 you need to make sure
that port XYZ is blocked for IPv6 - the 'firewall' stacks are
independent on most platforms.

Tools like fwbuilder work with IPv6 as well as IPv4, so if you are
using old versions of those tools you just need to upgrade your tool
set.
<http://www.fwbuilder.org/>

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