What is a link-local address?? WAS: Re: JUNOS forwards IPv6 link-local packets

Mark Andrews marka at isc.org
Sun May 6 23:38:06 UTC 2012

In message <m24nrtapud.wl%randy at psg.com>, Randy Bush writes:
> > Any address withing FE80::/10 is a link local address
> said with great authority.  shame the rfc does not do the same.  matt
> points out a spec and implementation problem.
> randy

Zero is there to remove the "what do I set these bits to" problem
for auto configuration when you have the standard /64 net/host
split.  The FE80::/10 is still clearly shown in 2.5.6 as a seperate
group of bits.

Mark Andrews, ISC
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