[LINK] IPv6 doomed
link at todd.inoz.com
Tue Aug 26 18:17:46 EST 2008
At 03:06 26/08/2008, Glen Turner wrote:
>Adam Todd wrote:
>>The power goes out and all your devised renumber themselves,
>IPv6 Autoconf addresses consist of a prefix and suffix. The
>prefix is advertisd by the router. This doesn't change unless the
>router is reconfigured. The suffix is based on the MAC
>address of the interface. This doesn't change.
>As a result IPv6 autoconf addresses do not change between
Yes would be nice, and that WAS what I expected. Sadly someone
decided to use DHCP to collect an IP address from the nearest IPv4
DHCP server and stuff that onto a randomly selected prefix hoping
that there would be no clash.
I can assure you, when this box autoconfed, it took me ages to find
it, cause in my infinite wisdom I assumed that Mac Address was the
suffix and I already 'knew' the prefix!
We may have some time to go!
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