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Using IPv6 with prefixes shorter than a /64 on a LAN
- Subject: Using IPv6 with prefixes shorter than a /64 on a LAN
- From: jbates at brightok.net (Jack Bates)
- Date: Tue, 01 Feb 2011 09:43:47 -0600
- In-reply-to: <[email protected]>
- References: <[email protected]>
On 2/1/2011 9:23 AM, Tim Franklin wrote:
> I really,*really* expect my CPE router*not* to remove global
> addresses from the LAN interface(s) when the link to the Internet
> goes down. My internal services should go on working with their
> global addresses. This is how my tunneled IPv6 works today.
> Am I being an unreasonable engineer in this respect?
This depends. Will you have a static assignment? What will be the
lifetime values issued by your ISP? Granted, You should be able to
maintain them at least 2 hours, though in a multiple router scenario,
I'm not sure how well they'll take to routing unpreferred prefixes.
ULA isn't a bad thing. It also doesn't interfere with your GUA. There's
really no reason NOT to have ULA in CPE devices. If your DSL is down for
a day or two, do you really want to worry about addressing? Do you want
to connect to the Internet before you can have addressing?