[v6] Beginner with fixed-address6

David W. Hankins David_Hankins at isc.org
Thu May 22 18:35:30 UTC 2008

On Thu, May 22, 2008 at 10:46:02AM -0600, chinmaya sn (chins) wrote:
> subnet6 fe80::/64 {
>     range6 fc00:0000:4491:0200::25 fc00:0000:4491:0200::100;
> }

i keep seeing folks assigning link local subnets, and i assume it's
just folks testing with what they have...but that's a lot of folks

if it really is testing it seems like the ietf probably should
rethink its position on rfc1918-alike address spaces, and make a
small network (a /64 would do) available for this sort of thing.

if on the other hand people really want to assign link local addresses
to specific clients (maybe this is useful for a client to have the
same (easy to type?) link local address no matter what network it is
on?), the software should probably be extended to properly support
link locals...it presumes you're using globally unique addresses, that
there is no overlap among different broadcast domains, etc, and it
does not work well for the link local space.

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