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Mangix

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ipv6 firewall questions
« on: August 17, 2011, 10:50:09 PM »

i am currently using dd-wrt to set up a 6to4 tunnel(tracerouting 192.88.99.1 gives me he.net routers!) and am wondering since dd-wrt does not include ip6tables, does that mean the windows firewall is my only defense against incoming traffic?

If so, will setting up a 6in4 tunnel using tunnelbroker.net on windows 7 also offer me protection using windows 7's firewall?

i ask because i want to reflash the build i use on my router to a dd-wrt build that supports openvpn(which does not include ipv6 support).
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cholzhauer

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Re: ipv6 firewall questions
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2011, 05:18:32 AM »

Yes, the newest windows firewall has support for IPv6 traffic, although you have to used the advanced firewall settings under the Control Panel to access it
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johnpoz

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Re: ipv6 firewall questions
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2011, 05:21:47 AM »

What build of dd-wrt are you using, you can always add ip6tables if not included in your build.

As to openvpn and ipv6??  You mean the build you want to use of dd-wrt does not have ipv6 if it has openvpn, or that openvpn does not have ipv6 support??
« Last Edit: August 18, 2011, 05:23:20 AM by johnpoz »
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Mangix

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Re: ipv6 firewall questions
« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2011, 07:39:43 PM »

the former. my e1000 only has 4mb of ram so it's a choice of ipv6 on the router or openvpn on the router. openvpn's sounding like a better choice since i can always set up ipv6 connectivity on each computer manually(except on an xp machine i have).

anyways, good to know that windows 7's firewall supports ipv6 even in a tunnnel. grc.com's shieldsup! show me a perfect score even when dmz'd :)
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johnpoz

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Re: ipv6 firewall questions
« Reply #4 on: August 19, 2011, 04:32:23 AM »

Or run openvpn on a box inside your router, so that you can have the tunnel on your gateway and ipv6 firewall at the gateway as well.  Or get a router that has some more ram so you can do the things you want to do with it ;)
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