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RE: About IPv6 private address
On Mon, 4 Feb 2008 23:53:42 -0800, Christian Huitema
>> One complaint I have heard several time is, the notation is merely a de
>> facto standard extension of getaddrinfo et al. Also, as far as I know,
>> Windows does not implement it and for a reason:
>> fe80::216:41ff:fee1:b7fd%"Network Adapter" would not be very convenient
>> fe80::216:41ff:fee1:b7fd%1 (if 1 is the scope ID is not very
> Where did you get that notion?
The full Windows name of a network device, while it makes more sense to
normal people, is too long to fit after the percent sign.
I know what my Windows box "Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection", and,
because I am Linux-literate, I know what my Linux box "eth0" is. As it
happens, I don't know the corresponding numerical scope/interface
identifier of either of them.
fe80::216:41ff:fee1:b7fd%eth0 means something to me.
fe80::216:41ff:fee1:b7fd%"Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection" would
mean something to me, albeit it would obviously be too long for practical
But fe80::216:41ff:fee1:b7fd%13 - hmm? sorry but I don't know which
interface 13 might be. It does not "talk" to me.