vSRX as a router

The SRX is a stateful firewall but I want to use the vSRX as a router for study. I intend to configure IPv6, MPLS and ISIS so a few changes need to be made.

set security forwarding-options family inet6 mode packet-based
set security forwarding-options family mpls mode packet-based
set security forwarding-options family iso mode packet-based

If the above wasn’t configured even with all the security configuration remove the stateful process of the firewall would drop traffic. Now that it’s set I can ping between interfaces just fine to confirm connectivity.

root@lab-srx00> ping 10.0.0.2 
PING 10.0.0.2 (10.0.0.2): 56 data bytes 64 bytes 
from 10.0.0.2: icmp_seq=0 ttl=64 time=8.971 ms 64 bytes 
from 10.0.0.2: icmp_seq=1 ttl=64 time=2.076 ms 64 bytes 
from 10.0.0.2: icmp_seq=2 ttl=64 time=2.528 ms 64 bytes