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Old 10-24-2011, 06:17 PM   #1
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Do I need to use ip6tables in addition to iptables?

I noticed when I did 'sudo service ip6tables status' on a couple of my CentOS machines, they have ip6tables up and running. I'm wondering under what circumstances I need to keep them enabled, and if so whether I need to ensure I have the right rules for ip6tables as I've been trying to for regular iptables. I'm pretty new to networking so I'm really not sure if/when I need to use ip6tables... Any guidance for me here would be wonderful.
Old 10-24-2011, 06:26 PM   #2
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if you are running or using ipv6 on your network then you will need ip6tables, if you're not running then I suppose you better disable it, just an opinion. It's your call to decide.


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