Access lists determine what traffic is blocked and what traffic is forwarded at device interfaces and allow filtering of traffic
based on source and destination addresses, and inbound and outbound traffic to a specific interface. Standard IPv6 ACL functionality
was extended to support traffic filtering based on IPv6 option headers and optional, upper-layer protocol type information
for finer granularity of control. Standard IPv6 ACL functionality was extended to support traffic filtering based on IPv6
option headers and optional, upper-layer protocol type information for finer granularity of control.
Finding Feature Information
Your software release may not support all the features that are documented in this module. For the latest feature information
and caveats, see the release notes for your platform and software release. The Feature Information Table at the end of this
document provides information about the documented features and lists the releases in which each feature is supported.
Hardware Compatibility Matrix for the Cisco cBR Series Routers
The hardware components that are introduced in a given Cisco IOS-XE Release are supported in all subsequent releases unless
Information About IPv6 Access Control Lists
Access Control Lists for IPv6
The standard ACL
functionality in IPv6 is similar to standard ACLs in IPv4. Access lists
determine what traffic is blocked and what traffic is forwarded at device
interfaces and allow filtering based on source and destination addresses,
inbound and outbound to a specific interface. Each access list has an implicit
deny statement at the end. IPv6 ACLs are defined and their deny and permit
conditions are set using the
ipv6 access-list command with the
in global configuration mode.
IPv6 extended ACLs
augments standard IPv6 ACL functionality to support traffic filtering based on
IPv6 option headers and optional, upper-layer protocol type information for
finer granularity of control (functionality similar to extended ACLs in IPv4).
IPv6 Packet Inspection
The following header fields are used for IPv6 inspection: traffic class, flow label, payload length, next header, hop limit,
and source or destination IP address. For further information on and descriptions of the IPv6 header fields, see RFC 2474.
Access Class Filtering in
and outgoing connections to and from the device based on an IPv6 ACL is
performed using the
ipv6 access-class command in line configuration mode.
ipv6 access-class command is similar to the
command, except the IPv6 ACLs are defined by a name. If the IPv6 ACL is applied
to inbound traffic, the source address in the ACL is matched against the
incoming connection source address and the destination address in the ACL is
matched against the local device address on the interface. If the IPv6 ACL is
applied to outbound traffic, the source address in the ACL is matched against
the local device address on the interface and the destination address in the
ACL is matched against the outgoing connection source address. We recommend
that identical restrictions are set on all the virtual terminal lines because a
user can attempt to connect to any of them.
How to Configure IPv6 Access Control Lists
Configuring IPv6 Traffic Filtering
Configuring an IPv6 ACL for Traffic Filtering
IPv6 ACLs on the
router do not contain implicit permit rules. The IPv6 neighbor discovery
process uses the IPv6 network-layer service; therefore, to enable IPv6 neighbor
discovery, you must add IPv6 ACLs to allow IPv6 neighbor discovery packets to
be sent and received on an interface. In IPv4, the Address Resolution Protocol
(ARP), which is equivalent to the IPv6 neighbor discovery process, uses a
separate data-link-layer protocol; therefore, by default IPv4 ACLs implicitly
allow ARP packets to be sent and received on an interface.
Command or Action
privileged EXEC mode.
password if prompted.
Device# configure terminal
ipv6 access-list access-list-name
Device(config)# ipv6 access-list inbound
Defines an IPv6
ACL, and enters IPv6 access list configuration mode.
access-listnameargument specifies the name of the IPv6 ACL.
IPv6 ACL names cannot contain a space or quotation mark, or begin with a
“Creating an IP Access List and Applying It to an Interface”
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Use Cisco Feature Navigator to find information about the platform support and software image support. Cisco Feature Navigator
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The following table lists the software release in which a given feature is introduced. Unless noted otherwise, subsequent
releases of that software release train also support that feature.
Table 1. Feature Information for IPv6 Access Control Lists
IPv6 Access Lists
Cisco IOS XE Fuji 16.7.1
This feature was integrated into Cisco IOS XE Fuji 16.7.1 on the Cisco cBR Series Converged Broadband Routers.