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Old 03-09-2009, 06:38 AM
Stefano Zacchiroli
 
Default Bug#518869: ITP: shorewall6 -- Shoreline Firewall (IPv6 version), netfilter configurator

On Sun, Mar 08, 2009 at 08:34:23PM -0400, Roberto C. Sanchez wrote:
> Description : Shoreline Firewall (IPv6 version), netfilter configurator

Uh? Can you please explain?

Even though I'm not following the upstream evolution I'm a user of the
shorewall package, which has IPv6 support even though disabled by
default. Why we now need a separate package now?

Thanks in advance,
Cheers.

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Old 03-09-2009, 08:10 AM
Brian May
 
Default Bug#518869: ITP: shorewall6 -- Shoreline Firewall (IPv6 version), netfilter configurator

Stefano Zacchiroli wrote:

Uh? Can you please explain?

Even though I'm not following the upstream evolution I'm a user of the
shorewall package, which has IPv6 support even though disabled by
default. Why we now need a separate package now?



It needs to be a separate package, because that is the way it is
distributed upstream. ie. shorewall6, with IPv6 support is very distinct
from shorewall, with IPv4 support.


For more information see <http://www.shorewall.net/IPv6Support.html>.

Disclaimer: I am not involved in packaging this for Debian or upstream -
just a user.


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Old 03-09-2009, 11:17 AM
Roberto C. Sánchez
 
Default Bug#518869: ITP: shorewall6 -- Shoreline Firewall (IPv6 version), netfilter configurator

On Mon, Mar 09, 2009 at 08:38:23AM +0100, Stefano Zacchiroli wrote:
> On Sun, Mar 08, 2009 at 08:34:23PM -0400, Roberto C. Sanchez wrote:
> > Description : Shoreline Firewall (IPv6 version), netfilter configurator
>
> Uh? Can you please explain?
>
> Even though I'm not following the upstream evolution I'm a user of the
> shorewall package, which has IPv6 support even though disabled by
> default. Why we now need a separate package now?
>
Upstream releases now the following packages for 4.2.x:

shorewall-common
shorewall-docs
shorewall-lite
shorewall-perl
shorewall-shell
shorewall6
shorewall6-lite

shorewall6 depends upon shorewall-perl (and consequently
shorewall-common) in order to work properly. It is a different
rules engine/compiler that handles IPv6 packet filtering. It was
implemented separately because it is in many ways much simpler than
IPv4 packet filter (e.g., there is no NAT in IPv6 and IPsec is part
of the spec instead of requiring encapsulation).

Regards,

-Roberto

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