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Re: [opensuse] IPv6 in Firefox: does it work? The saga continues...
Carlos E. R. wrote:
There is absolutely no difference between fc00:: and fc00:0:0:0::, as :: denotes a continuous string
of "0". However, they appear to want a full 64 bits specified for the site prefix. If it works, go
with what they want.

I can change that number, it is editable. But I do not know what to write there. O:-)

If you want to use that unique local range, then it's fc00:0.0.0::.

That would be how computers on your network are assigned addresses. Also, link local addresses are
not assigned with either of those methods. On my network, router advertisements (RADVD) are used to
pass the address info to the computers. The host address is then built with that info and the MAC
address or random number. I do not use DHCPv6.

Right, but you have an outside IPv6 address, or a tunnel. I don't have one.

It should also work with unique local addresses. Give it a try.

As I have never worked with that router, I really can't say much about configuring it. However,
assigning static addresses is easy in openSUSE. Just go into the network devices, as you would for
IPv4 and add an address alias with the desired IPv6 address and subnet mask. I did that here and now
ifconfig shows "inet6 addr: fc00::1/64 Scope:Global". I also set up fc00::2 on another computer and
can ping6 between them with those addresses.

If I set an static address for the computer, I would also need a static one for the router (so that I can write it on the computer routing table), and the router does not allow it...

Since unique local addresses aren't allowed on the public Internet, don't worry about it. Use the unique local addresses for experimenting on your own network. If you want public IPv6 addresses, then configure your router for one of the tunnel methods it supports or use the method I use. I get my tunnel from gogoNET. They have a few servers around the world. I believe Amsterdam would be the one closest to you. This service requires running software on a computer that acts as the tunnel end point. I run the Linux version on my firewall computer, but you could use any computer, Linux, Windows, Mac, etc. on your network. That software can be configured in either subnet or single address mode. I run subnet mode on my firewall and single address mode on my notebook computer, when away from home. Subnet mode requires registering your tunnel, but single address mode does not.

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