Where to buy Internet IP addresses

Karl Auer kauer at biplane.com.au
Wed May 6 09:31:02 CDT 2009

On Wed, 2009-05-06 at 14:24 +0100, Tony Finch wrote:
> On Wed, 6 May 2009, Karl Auer wrote:
> > On Tue, 2009-05-05 at 15:58 -0400, Ricky Beam wrote:
> > > "stateless" with "constant" and "consistent".  SLAAC doesn't need to
> > > generate the exact same address everytime the system is started.
> >
> > No - but it is *phenomenally useful* if it does. Changing addresses is
> > only ever something you want in very specific circumstances.
> You'll love RFC 4941 as implemented by Windows Vista and later.

The fact that MS chose to use that as the default with Vista is odd, and
I think a bad choice, but RFC4941 is not a bad thing in itself. It is an
alternative that makes good sense in some contexts - but not, I think,
in most contexts.

And it's easy enough to turn off. XP uses temporary addresses too, also
easy to turn off.

Regards, K.

Karl Auer (kauer at biplane.com.au)                   +61-2-64957160 (h)
http://www.biplane.com.au/~kauer/                  +61-428-957160 (mob)

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