IPV6 addresses

Ken D'Ambrosio ken at jots.org
Mon Jun 25 11:29:44 UTC 2018


On 2018-06-25 06:09, Colin Law wrote:

> I deduce from this that there
> other allowed techniques for generating the address but I can't find
> any reference to them anywhere.  Can anyone elucidate?

I dug into this deeply once working on cloud stuff, and knew the answers 
then, but, alas, don't remember them now.  It may have to do with how 
systemd differs in assignment.  But, alas, I no longer recall the 
particulars re: Ubuntu, specifically.  But, for a brief overview of the 
IPv6 local link mechanisms (with links to corresponding RFCs), the 
Wikipedia page does a decent job:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Link-local_address#IPv6



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