Using the dummy0 interface for a local-only service to be broadcasted by Avahi

Till Kamppeter till.kamppeter at
Thu Dec 29 22:53:09 UTC 2016

so that means then that via an IPv6 link-local address there is no way 
to access the admin interface of the printer with a web browser?

So one can only access via CUPS?


On 12/29/2016 08:16 PM, Philipp Kern wrote:
> On 12/29/2016 10:33 PM, Till Kamppeter wrote:
>> Is there a way to make a local Zeroconf host name get assigned to this
>> IPv6 IP address?
> This feels impossible to me as no-one added scope IDs to DNS. There is
> no way for the stack to pick the right interface to use without that
> information. Note that ::1 would not be affected by this[0].
> I thought with the introduction of %25 as the canonical separator the
> issue was settled on how to address link-local addresses. Turns out
> that's not the case and browsers intentionally do not support it
> (Firefox bug[0], Chrome bug[1], WHATWG URL spec bug[2]).
> Kind regards
> Philipp Kern
> [0] I understand the need for differences between IPv4 and IPv6 but I
> still don't understand why - of all the things - localhost was limited
> to a single /128 address, whereas it's a /8 on IPv4. Which means that
> there's also a port conflict gamble going on there.
> [1]
> [2]
> [3]

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