ipv6 firewall?

NoOp glgxg at sbcglobal.net
Thu Jun 11 00:12:31 UTC 2009

On 06/10/2009 04:00 PM, Karl Auer wrote:
> On Thu, 2009-06-11 at 00:13 +0200, Tony Asnicar wrote:
>> Could that be a security "hole" that the normal iptables is managing
>> IPv4? 
>> I mean if theres normally IPv6 support on the machine, it could have a
>> good firewall over IPv4, but it will not be firewalled under IPv6??
> That is correct - IPv6 is a separate protocol, managed, routed and
> filtered completely separately from IPv4. Think of it as two doors into
> your computer - there's not much point locking only one.
> You should either disable IPv6 completely, or filter it at least as well
> as you filter IPv4.

How do you disable IPv6 in Jaunty? I tried to sort that out awhile back
for testing & never did figure out how to do it.

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