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[6bone] ifconfig and EUI-64

Hello from Gregg C Levine
Pim, I am in total agreement with you on this. Both distributions of
Linux which I run here, do support IPv6, but do it strangely. I am
inclined  to keep an open mind here, on what preference happens. The
strange thing I found with NetBSD is that during the installation
process it wanted to autoconfig an IPv6 address, then things broke down
because my system wasn't being properly configured for that version.
FreeBSD on the other hand did want to, but I told it to not do that. And
back to Linux, I'll spare you folks my complaints on that problem
Gregg C Levine [email protected]
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: [email protected] [mailto:[email protected]]
> Behalf Of [email protected]
> Sent: Sunday, June 09, 2002 3:07 PM
> To: Pim van Pelt
> Cc: [email protected]
> Subject: Re: [6bone] ifconfig and EUI-64
> On Sun, Jun 09, 2002 at 07:22:47PM +0200, Pim van Pelt wrote:
> >
> > 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
> >
> > This behavior is missing in the Unix world and I for one would like
> > see it implemented. Anybody against this ?
> There was a discussion about this some time ago on the NetBSD
> tech-net mailing list. The debate centered on whether it was
> better to have this functionality in the ifconfig binary or
> in some sort of script that would call ifconfig after calculating
> the lower order 64 bits. The problem with the latter is that it
> might assume that /usr is mounted which may not be true until
> after networking has been configured.
> I can't think of any very strong argument about why what you
> suggest should not be implemented within ifconfig(8).
> Cheers,
> Will
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