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From: Edward Fjellskål <edwardfjellskaal () gmail com>
Date: Mon, 27 Dec 2010 12:56:50 +0100


On Mon, Dec 27, 2010 at 11:56 AM, Leon Ward <lward () sourcefire com> wrote:

On 26 December 2010 22:21, waldo kitty <wkitty42 () windstream net> wrote:


it requires IPv6 which is
definitely not widespread or in use in many locations...

Please don't take this the wrong way, but as long as we all keep
telling ourselves that V6 isn't in wide use we're en-route to bigger
problems that we have now.
There is a load of v6 traffic in most v4-only networks I work on, it's
just common for it to be dismissed by network people as "background


I just wanted to say that I second that!
I have worked in several places where *they* say that IPv6 is no "problem"
because we dont use it, and then when I play (pentest etc) thats not
true at all...

There are two ways I like to have phun with IPv6.

Internally, almost every OS comes with IPv6 default turned ON :)
That means that jumping around from machine to machine on IPv6
has been fairly easy. In one server-center I was playing with the network,
firewalls where set up so that I could not get out with IPv6, therefor they
did not use IPv6 they claimed, and hench it should not be a problem.

As they hosted several servers for customers, I got access to one.
From that server,
I could not connect to anything over IPv4, but switching to IPv6, I
could reach darn
many. As the servers where thought to be very locked down with
firewall rules, the
admin/root pw where rather weak :) and accessing RDP or SSH over IPv6 was no
problem :)

The second way is to make a IPv6 tunnel over IPv4. I have not done
that in a while now,
but it was quite phun to send sploits over the tunnel that the IDS/IPS
dont pick up :)
(Just to prove a point)

It has also shown to work on non-free wifi on airports and hotels and such :)
Instead of TCP over DNS or ICMP etc.

/me recommends IPv6 when compiling snort :)

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