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Re: About IPv6 private address
This is straight off the top of my head, without a lot of thinking.
But suppose the device took a random (as random as it could come up
with) ULA and decided to use it locally, and became the "router",
which is to say, issued an RA? That would be needed for the host to
form an address anyway. The host could then connect to the local
router, whose address it by definition knows (it is the only foreign
address in its neighbor database). The router could discard the ULA
after configuration completed and it had a prefix issued by its ISP.
Do other folks have a suggestion?
On Feb 4, 2008, at 5:45 AM, blue wrote:
Fred Baker wrote:
On Feb 4, 2008, at 4:59 AM, blue wrote:
I want to ask if there's any reserved private IPv6 address? I
know RFC4193 has defined Unique Local IPv6 Unicast Addresses,
which is used to replace deprecated site-local address. However,
in user's perspective, a device will need a well-known address,
such as 192.168.1.1 in IPv4, for a customer to connect to
without any configuration. In RFC 4193, the address' "global ID"
is generated randomly, and the address could not be known in
No, there is no such "well known" address. Are you thinking of
configuration purposes, such as a Linksys box uses - you http the
magic address and configure it?
Yes, users need to configure our device via http, and if there's no
well-known IPv6 address, how do users know which address to connect
to? I have thought about a pre-configured link-local address;
however, browsers such as Firefox does not support link-local
address. Any suggestions?