Subject: Re: Setting ipv6 default router without getting a MAC-based ipv6 addr
To: Michael Graff <email@example.com>
From: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 02/26/2000 13:11:19
I'm not sure what if your trouble here.
>I want to use an address of my own, rather than the MAC-based address,
>for a machine. The only way, other than hard-coding the route, to get
>an ipv6 default router is rtsol, but that also adds a MAC-based
if you want to configure global IPv6 address with arbitrary
address prefix (upper 64bit) and/or interface identifier (lower 64bit),
you can do this:
(prefix = 3ffe:501:ffff::/64, interface id = 0:0:0:1)
# ifconfig ne2 inet6 3ffe:501:ffff::1 prefixlen 64 alias
>Are there any plans of adding a "configure routes, don't add
>addresses" flag to rtsol? I don't own/maintain the routers, so they
>can change over time. I do control my reverse IP lookups though.
use ifconfig. rtsol is just like dhclient for IPv6, only useful
when you have a router. (NOTE: Don't run rtadvd and rtsol on the
same node, this is not the right way!)
>Whoever put the ff:fe bits in the _middle_ of an ipv6 address should
>be taken out and beaten. The way things are now, anything on an ipv6
>subnet needs to have one common DNS server. Grr.
ff:fe is not IPv6 thing, this is to convert 6byte MAC address into
8byte EUI64 address. IEEE decided this, IIRC.