[v6] Beginner with fixed-address6

Rudy Zijlstra rudy at grumpydevil.homelinux.org
Thu May 22 22:15:36 UTC 2008

David W. Hankins wrote:
> 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
> testing.
> 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.

i am considering doing some testing on my local network. Now how can i 
obtain a IPv6 network range to test with?
link local is in my view not the way to go....



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