PaloAlto Ignite 2012 notes: IPv6 Security

This article is part of a series which depicts some of the notes I took during several sessions in the Palo Alto Networks Ignite conference in Las Vegas. IPv6 Security Notes - Ensure that the IPv6  Firewalling option has been enabled under device > settings otherwise the PaloAlto will just route IPv6 traffic. Post PAN-OS v5 will … Continue reading PaloAlto Ignite 2012 notes: IPv6 Security

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Bringing IPv6 to the home : Part 2

The article is a more in-depth look at residential IPv6, the final installment of the 2 part series. If you've missed it, the 1st article can be found here. After having established a successful connection to an IPv6 broker server, I fired up wireshark to see what is going on over the wire. We immediately … Continue reading Bringing IPv6 to the home : Part 2

Bringing IPv6 to the home : Part 1

World IPv6 day came and went, but for most of us nothing much changed. In Malta especially, there currently seems no interest for ISPs to start using IPV6, very probably due to the challenges it poses. So I went on a mission to bring IPv6 connectivity to my home network (FYI, there are already some … Continue reading Bringing IPv6 to the home : Part 1

Wireshark name resolution

As I mentioned in a previous post, if you’re troubleshooting an issue using wireshark, especially if you’re using IPv6, it can be a headache to keep track of which IP is which in a complex network. Imagine trying to write down or memorize the following IP addresses in the packet capture: Wireshark can real the … Continue reading Wireshark name resolution

IPv6 to IPv4 using proxies : lessons learned

As we progress into IPv6 networks, one of the more common transitory scenarios we will see will be similar to the following: Especially in earlier stages, it is to be expected that isolated “pools” of IPv6 networks will need to communicate with a still predominantly IPv4 internet. One of the many ways of facilitating this … Continue reading IPv6 to IPv4 using proxies : lessons learned

Nugget Post : IPv6 Addresses

When studying IPv6 I always find it difficult to keep track of the different IPV6 address types. Here’s a handy table that summarizes the different address prefixes: