Subject: Re: firewalls vs ipv6
To: M Graff <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: None <email@example.com>
Date: 09/09/1999 02:01:45
>How does the ipfilter stuff in our kernel work with ipv6? Or does it?
ipfilter stuff is specific to IPv4, and it does not work for IPv6
at all at this moment.
I'm wondering how we should implement filtering code. Existing
codebase (ipfilter and ipfw) are very specific to IPv4. One thing
in my mind is more generic and protocol-independent packet classifier
framework, for dropping packet (filtering), ALTQ, ipsec, and maybe
wacky routing. I hope to invest my cycle toward this direction
in the near future.