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Fundamental Filtering of IPv6 Network Traffic

Original release date: October 21, 2012 | Last revised: February 06, 2013


This paper begins a series of IPv6 TIPs to assist network defenders with the security implications of IPv6 deployment. This document will not duplicate existing published documentation concerning the theoretical aspects of IPv6-based network security, but will focus more on the first steps of a “HowTo” for network defenders.

You will find non-vendor-specific provisioning of IPv6-based network traffic filtering via basic types of traffic blocking suggestions, identification of deprecated addresses, a brief discussion on ICMPv6, tunneling, and additional topics to consider when developing an IPv6 implementation strategy.

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