dynamic or static IPv6 prefixes to residential customers

Joel Jaeggli joelja at bogus.com
Tue Aug 2 12:28:05 CDT 2011


On Aug 2, 2011, at 10:17 AM, Owen DeLong wrote:

>> 
>> en1: flags=8863<UP,BROADCAST,SMART,RUNNING,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> mtu 1500
>> 	ether 60:33:4b:01:75:85 
>> 	inet6 fe80::6233:4bff:fe01:7585%en1 prefixlen 64 scopeid 0x5 
>> 	inet 192.168.191.223 netmask 0xffffff00 broadcast 192.168.191.255
>> 	inet6 fd92:7065:b8e::6233:4bff:fe01:7585 prefixlen 64 autoconf 
>> 	inet6 2001:470:1f00:820:6233:4bff:fe01:7585 prefixlen 64 autoconf 
>> 	media: autoselect
>> 	status: active
>> 
>> Note the multiple prefixes.  IPv6 is not just IPv4 with bigger addresses.
>> If you want to give your printers, etc. stable IPv6 addesses use ULAs.
>> 
> 
> Icky.
> 
> 
> Better yet, just subscribe to an ISP that will give you a static prefix.

Some (probably all) networks need addressing even when they're not attached to a provider.

while link-local is necessary it's also probably not sufficient.

> Owen
> 
> 





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