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Re: [opensuse] DHCPv6-PD request
On 05/19/2016 06:42 AM, Koenraad Lelong wrote:
Op 10-05-16 om 13:29 schreef Carlos E. R.:
Please allow my ignorance, I'll place a question for my learning :-)

I thought the general purpose is to get a large range (/64) IPv6
addresses from the ISP. A single one is assigned to the external
interface of the entry router, another single one to the internal
interface, and then the router hands over (2^64 -2) addresses to the
millions of possible internal machines, each one with an IPv6 real world
address, so that any internal machine is reachable (if the router
firewall permits it) from the world.

A little late, but I can't resist.

AFAIK, *all* addresses of the given prefix are intended for the
*internal* network. Just like in ipv4 the external address and
internal address or a router should be in a different subnet (=prefix
in ipv6 language). Otherwise, how is the router going to decide which
way a packet has to go ? Internal :, external Where does it send a packet for ?
Likewise for ipv6.
It is possible to devide the prefix further in smaller prefixes, but,
AFAIK, that's not preferred.


As with IPv4, the LAN side of the router must be on the same subnet as
the local network, so you still use 1 address there. With IPv4, the
other side of the router has an address on a different subnet or may use
just the interface ID for point to point links. With IPv6, the link
local address is typically used, instead of a separate subnet to reach
the next router. Also, IPv4 loses 1 address to the broadcast address.
As there is no such thing as a broadcast address in IPv6, this no longer

P.S. I'm no guru, I'm trying to understand ipv6. So please correct me
if I'm wrong. Also links to study-material are welcome !

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