Subject: Re: Allowing ifconfig to automatically fill in IPv6 host ID
To: Hubert Feyrer <>
From: Martti Kuparinen <>
List: tech-net
Date: 03/25/2002 09:23:52
On Mon, 25 Mar 2002, Hubert Feyrer wrote:

> Oh. I remember someone mentioning you cannot auto-config (any!) interfaces
> on a v6 router. Unfortunately.

FreeBSD has a nice command called "prefix". You define the
64bit prefix and the lower part of the complete address is taken
from the link-local address. Result: "autoconfigured" router.

Shouldn't we have something similar?


Martti Kuparinen <>      NetBSD - No media hype