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:
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).
Roberto C. Sánchez