IPv6 Firewall on CPEs - Default on or off

Arturo Servin arturo.servin at gmail.com
Mon Nov 26 12:58:12 CET 2012

	Just thinking loudly.

	After reading the replies it occurred to me. Now that you have a lot of
space, why not providing two networks, one with fw-on and the other with


On 26/11/2012 07:02, Anfinsen, Ragnar wrote:
> Hi all.
> We are preparing to roll IPv6 out to customers with the latest and greatest CPEs we supply, which is great. We have chosen to use 6rd, due to lack of support in our access platform.
> However, our marketing guys have now started to question whether the IPv6 firewall function should be on or off by default. I know there are as many opinions as people on this list, but I am looking for arguments from both camps.
> I have my personal and clear opinion about the matter, which is off. To be able to uphold the true end to end connectivity it must obviously be off. I think the application firewall on the new OS's that support IPv6 are more than good enough, and a firewall in the CPE is redundant.
> However, the arguments against is that the customer is used to having a security layer on IPv4 in the CPE (NAT), and it would be bad to allow IPv6 unprotected into the customers LAN.
> I would really appreciate any comments and thoughts.
> Best Regards
> Ragnar Anfinsen
> Senior Architect CPE
> IPv6 Architect
> Netinfrastructure
> Technology and Innovation
> Altibox AS

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