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[6bone] ifconfig and EUI-64

 In your previous mail you wrote:

   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:
=> note that Ciscos are usually routers so can't use RS/RA.

   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.
=> EUI-64 should be from the MAC address not from the link-local address
but I agree the intended behavior is not well reflected by the name.

   This behavior is missing in the Unix world and I for one would like to
   see it implemented. Anybody against this ?
=> I like to have this and the possibility to explicitely set the link-local
address too.


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