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Re: [opensuse] Practicalities of IPv6
  • From: James Knott <james.knott@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 23 Oct 2009 10:30:28 -0400
  • Message-id: <4AE1BE04.6000800@xxxxxxxxxx>
Per Jessen wrote:
G T Smith wrote:

The wiki article below seems to suggest that implementing a form of
NAT for IPv6 is under discussion by the IETF...

Also suggests the implementation is not exactly consistent (or as
simple as intended)...

NAT seems completely superfluous when the networks are dished out
as /64. I did notice that there is a reserved range of
private/local/site-unique addresses (prefix fd), but I'm not quite sure
what that is intended for.

My understanding is those are addresses that can be used within an
organization, either through a router or not, but not accessable by the
world. This is exactly what NAT provides, beyond using local RFC1918
addresses. I suspect this may be a case of someone raising a question
because they don't understand the situation.

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