Are there any security implications associated with enabling IPv6 on a droplet?

June 17, 2014 1.3k views
See answer below
1 Answer
In Linux, IPv6 security is maintained separately from IPv4. For example, "iptables" only maintains firewall rules for IPv4 addresses but it has an IPv6 counterpart called "ip6tables", which can be used to maintain firewall rules for IPv6 network addresses. If your VPS is configured for IPv6, please remember to secure both your IPv4 and IPv6 network interfaces with the appropriate tools. For more information about IPv6 tools, refer to this guide:
by Justin Ellingwood
IPv6 is the most recent version of the IP protocol. Its most immediately useful advantage over IPv4 is that it has a much broader address space. In this guide, we will discuss the IPv6 versions of tools and how to configure some common services to take advantage of your IPv6 addresses.
Have another answer? Share your knowledge.