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Status Not under consideration
Workspace AIX
Created by Guest
Created on Mar 9, 2016

IPSEC Solution Function Enhancement Request

I'm CTS for KFCC and submit this request on behalf of KFCC.

KFCC requested to add a funcing for ports range selection in IPSEC solution.
Other OS such as Linux, Windows, Solaris support ports range selection but IBM AIX only support individual port selection.

Summary of PMR # : 61272,766,766

Can we add a filter rule of ipsec with port range?
Action Plan>
Escalate it to WWNETA for further investigation.
Over to Roger.
In Ipsec filter rules the port operations cannot be combined used (such as : &&, ||).
If the customer wants to specify a [interval] scope, I think Ipsec rules do not support such range.
Regards, Wei Hua<wwneta,165>
Action Taken>
We had received the answer that Ipsec filter doesn't support a port range.
To account team,
AIX doesn't support a port range of Ipsec rules. So, customer wants to use it. Please guide a customer try to do DCR at a below site.
-DCR site
Action Plan>
Back it to account team.

Idea priority High
  • Guest
    Apr 20, 2017

    Haven't heard anything since my last note.
    Please feel free to re-open if the RFE is still needed.

  • Guest
    Jul 9, 2016

    To permit the traffic from port # 2000 to port # 2003 and to deny any traffic less than port #2000 and greater than port #2003, the following can be done:
    Create the filters:
    #genfilt -v 4 -a D -s -m -d -M -c any -O lt -P 2000 -w I
    #genfilt -v 4 -a D -s -m -d -M -c any -O gt -P 2003 -w I
    #genfilt -v 4 -a P -s -m -d -M -c any -O ge -P 2000 -w I
    #genfilt -v 4 -a P -s -m -d -M -c any -O le -P 2003 -w I

    Would this serve the purpose of specifying a port range?
    Please let us know. Thanks,

  • Guest
    Mar 10, 2016

    Creating a new RFE based on Community RFE #85057 in product IBM AIX.