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Re: [opensuse] Practicalities of IPv6
  • From: James Knott <james.knott@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 23 Oct 2009 12:06:26 -0400
  • Message-id: <4AE1D482.6060403@xxxxxxxxxx>
Per Jessen wrote:
fe80::/10 - Link local, those-MAC-derived addresses, at least for
Ethernet. It uses a mechanism knows as SLAAC to come up with, at
least on Ethernet, theoretically unique address.

Reuse of MAC ranges has been heard of.

That's only an issue if dupes appear on the same local network,
otherwise, the address, as a whole, is still unique.

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