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[6bone] ifconfig and EUI-64

Hi guys,

Does anyone know why exactly the ifconfig programs for the BSDs, Linux
and most probably Solaris are not able to autoconfigure their own
addresses, by not using the RS/RA schema, but a local autoconfiguration
such as the Cisco IOS:

interface FastEthernet0/0
 ipv6 enable
 ipv6 address 2001:7b8:4:1234::/64 eui-64

which will let the fa0/0 device figure out its own address using the
lower order 64 bits of its linklocal address in the specified prefix.

This behavior is missing in the Unix world and I for one would like to
see it implemented. Anybody against this ?


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Pim van Pelt                 Email: [email protected]
http://www.ipng.nl/             IPv6 Deployment