Re: 2.4 and full ipv6 - will it happen?

From: Russell King (
Date: Thu Aug 22 2002 - 14:19:37 EST

On Thu, Aug 22, 2002 at 08:26:49PM +0200, Bernd Eckenfels wrote:
> v6 isnt more secure than v4, and i suspect ipsec is more widely used in v4
> than in v6, and i doubt it will ever be used on default.

Remember also that our v6 firewall infrastructure isn't as advanced as
its v4 counterpart. v6 connection tracking? sorry, we don't have that.
IMHO v6 firewalling code is currently where the 2.2 kernels are.

(Disclaimer: I'm not going to get into a discussion about the advantages /
disadvantages of connection tracking wrt security.)

Russell King (                The developer of ARM Linux

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