[CentOS] IPv6 forwarding and ip6tables
rgm at htt-consult.com
Tue Dec 30 17:54:24 UTC 2008
I am running multiple IPv6 subnets here in my testbed. My IPv6 'router'
is a Centos box with IPv6forwarding turned on. It is also my RADVD
server (over multiple VLans), and Miredo server/relay.
I thought I had a simple ip6table setup that protected the box and let
it forward. Well I am wrong.
I got my previous DNS over IPv6 working on the DNS server, then tried to
get it working from another box. After a couple hours fighting with it,
I finally figured out that my Centos IPv6 router was rejecting the
IPv6DNS queries, not forwarding them. I turned off ip6tables and the
DNS lookups worked just fine.
So I thought, well Shorewall6 beta is out, let's go with it already. I
check out the shorewall discussions and discover you need at least the
2.6.25 kernel for Shorewall6. When I mentioned my dilemma, I was told
that "2.6.18 doesn't support stateful IPv6 firewalling at all!"
Just great...... When is that Centos 6 going to happen???? :(
Anyway, the challenge for now:
What do I put into ip6tables so that any IPv6 traffic that comes in any
of the vlans on eth1 can go out any of the vlans on eth1?
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