Subject: Re: v6 question
To: None <>
From: Michael Richardson <>
List: tech-net
Date: 02/09/2000 18:13:47
>>>>> "itojun" == itojun  <> writes:
    itojun> 	The IPv6 specification clearly separates routers and hosts.

  Does this apply on a machine or interface basis?

    itojun> 	Only hosts are supposed to be autoconfigured.
    itojun> 	The specification prohibits autoconfiguration of routers.

  I'd think that the very common case of having an autoconfigured "external"
address (PPPoE, ADSL, SDSL, CableModem) and a manually configured internal
address (your IPv6 block, which you advertise to your provider via an IGP)
would be pretty common in the future. (No NAT required, of course)

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