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[6bone] ifconfig and EUI-64
- Subject: [6bone] ifconfig and EUI-64
- From: [email protected] (Francis Dupont)
- Date: Tue, 11 Jun 2002 09:55:40 +0200
- In-reply-to: Your message of Sun, 09 Jun 2002 19:22:47 +0200. <[email protected]>
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.
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