(ipv6 culprit - not really solved) Re: can't access windows live/MSN AND Orange webmail from kubuntu anymore (3rd email attempt)

Ric Moore wayward4now at gmail.com
Wed Mar 24 00:06:01 GMT 2010


On Tue, 2010-03-23 at 18:52 -0400, Tom H wrote:
> >> The fe80... ipv6 address is the equivalent of the 127.0.0.1 ipv4 address.
> 
> > Er, no. The IPv6 equivalent of 127.0.0.1 (sometimes called the "loopback
> > address") is ::1.
> 
> Very true. Sorry!
> 
> I am having a brain-dead day (I was a few mm away from hitting enter
> after typing "rm .rf *" while in a Solaris box's root dir at work this
> afternoon...).
> 
> fe80... is the ipv6 equivalent of ipv4's 169.254.x.x .

It might not be a bad idea to grab an IPv6 address block or two before
all of the wouldbe telco's grab them all up for re-sale. One day your
telephone number, IP address, national voter's and driver's license
number, DNA bank reference number and surname will be the same. It'll be
IPv6. You'll be telling your grandkids "I remember when you couldn't
give one away!" <grins> Ric

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