IP6tables blocks INPUT? can't connect with youtube API

klaas asked:

I thought to have a simple ipv6 firewall, but it turned out to be hell.
Somehow I really can’t connect with any ipv6 from my machine unless I set INPUT Policy to ACCEPT. Below my current ip6tables

ip6tables -L

Chain INPUT (policy DROP)
target     prot opt source               destination
ACCEPT     all      anywhere             anywhere           state RELATED,ESTABLISHED
ACCEPT     ipv6-icmp    anywhere             anywhere
ACCEPT     tcp      anywhere             anywhere           tcp dpt:http
ACCEPT     tcp      anywhere             anywhere           tcp dpt:https

Chain FORWARD (policy ACCEPT)
target     prot opt source               destination

Chain OUTPUT (policy ACCEPT)
target     prot opt source               destination

If I try to connect with any ipv6 adres it doesn’t work?

telnet gdata.youtube.com 80
Trying 2a00:1450:4013:c00::76...


telnet gdata.youtube.com 443
Trying 2a00:1450:4013:c00::76...

When I set:

ip6tables -P INPUT ACCEPT

It works.. but then.. well then everything is open? what is going on?

My answer:

You’re probably missing the critical “stateful” rule:


You are also missing a rule to accept ICMPv6. Without ICMPv6, IPv6 simply does not function.

-A INPUT -p ipv6-icmp -j ACCEPT

For performance reasons, this should be among the earliest rules in your chain.

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