Subject: Re: ipfilter 3.4beta - ipv6 filtering.
To: Darren Reed <>
From: None <>
List: tech-net
Date: 02/20/2000 15:39:50
>A beta of the next IP Filter is now available, supporting filtering of
>IPv6.  It will require a 1.4T or later kernel to work.  To install,
>run "BSD/kupgrade" to update srcs under /sys and compile with INET6
>uncommented in ipf3.4beta/Makefile.  At this stage, the user land
>binaries need to be compiled depending on whether the kernel has
>been built with "options INET6" or not.  There is no (planned) backward
>binary compatibility, for the kernel, between this and earlier versions.

	Is there any way to make the userland programs work on top of
	IPv4-only kernel and IPv4/v6 kernel?  Like "have IPv4/IPv6 support,
	will raise error if user specifies filter that is not supported by
	the kernel"?

	NetBSD will ship compiled userland binaries.  It is pity to ask
	everyone to switch userland binaries when she switch the kernel.