[Snort-users] Snort IPv6

Eric Hines eric.hines at ...8860...
Thu Feb 2 06:57:01 EST 2006


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Community:

Recently, OMB (Office of Management and Budget) issued a mandate that
all federal agencies be IPv6 compliant by 2008. This sparks the question
of federal and military organizations who will be going through an IPv6
roll-out as to when Snort will have support for IPv6 addressing.

I understand that previous attempts were made to make modifications to
the Snort core for support of IPv6 but were abandoned and whether or not
they are still being worked on is in question.

My understanding is that support of IPv6 will require a rewrite of some,
if not all, of Snort's Preprocessors and IPv6 support furthermore, can
not be done simply with the use of a Preprocessor, rather modifications
to the Snort core itself.

Does anyone have any insight in to these efforts or can anyone answer
intelligently to this issue. Does anyone know of a project currently
being developed or worked on that is working towards this effort?



Best Regards,

Eric Hines, GCIA, CISSP
CEO, President
Applied Watch Technologies, LLC


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Eric Hines, GCIA, CISSP
CEO, President
Applied Watch Technologies, LLC
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Email: eric.hines at ...8860...

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