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Guidelines for firewall administrators regarding MIPv6 traffic

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (mext WG)
Expired & archived
Authors Suresh Krishnan , Ying Qiu , Niklas Steinleitner , Gabor Bajko
Last updated 2012-04-19 (Latest revision 2011-10-17)
RFC stream Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)
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This document presents some recommendations for firewall administrators to help them configure their existing firewalls in a way that allows in certain deployment scenarios the Mobile IPv6 and DSMIPv6 signaling and data messages to pass through. For other scenarios, the support of additional mechanisms to create pinholes required for MIPv6 will be necessary. This document assumes that the firewalls in question include some kind of stateful packet filtering capability.


Suresh Krishnan
Ying Qiu
Niklas Steinleitner
Gabor Bajko

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