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AirPort Extreme Firewall not filtering IPv6 by default? Feb 15 2007 07:28PM
Todd Woodward (todd_woodward symantec com)
According to an Infinite Loop article on Ars Technica, the AirPort Extreme base station (AEBS) firewall can reject "incoming sessions over IPv4" but "lets incoming IPv6 sessions straight through."

http://arstechnica.com/journals/apple.ars/2007/2/14/7063

The article discusses the issue and provides some potential workarounds.

I haven't used an AirPort base station since I worked for Apple 4 years ago, so any recent experience and commentary from those who have and use an AEBS is welcomed.

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