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HelpNetSecurity: Sending IPv6 Packets to Check Firewall Rules

Apr 26, 2004, 08:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Laurent Constantin)

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IP version 6 is available in most recent products such as routers, firewalls and operating systems. Administrators and security professionals are faced to new challenges when configuring or checking an IPv6 implementation. They need IPv6 compatible tools.

"Network testing requires two simple components: a tool to send network packets, and a sniffer to intercept and display them. Most sniffers already recognize IPv6 packets (Ethereal, tcpdump, etc.)..."

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