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Re: Kernel 2.6 IPV6 Busted

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Subject: Re: Kernel 2.6 IPV6 Busted
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Date: Tue, 1 Mar 2005 17:59:53 -0600
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On Tuesday 01 March 2005 15:50, Andre Tomt wrote:
> > Remember what my issue is:  
> > - I have a very tight firewall,
> > - I ping6 out,
> > - The firewall blocks the reply back, because the connection is stateless!
> Never, ever, filter ICMP. Or at least be extremely careful doing so. You 
> may end up breaking things like PMTU and error notification mechanisms.

Care to propose some rules?  Maybe not.

> Also on a per-system basis I tend to prefer to secure services rather 
> than firewall them; by for example just shutting them off/uninstalling 
> them if not used, binding to localhost, use tcpwrappers.. that sort of 
> thing.

Of course.  This is implicit.  But closing everything is best, to avert 
investigative activity.

Carl Cook

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