[OLSR-users] does there exists any IPv6 address auto-conf plugin orsoftware

Jens Nachtigall (spam-protected)
Fri Feb 11 21:08:34 CET 2005


> a mac addr fits into the 128 bit IPv6 addr space
> :)

Yepp, but that only tell you the host part (the last 64bits of the IPv6 
addr), where does one automatically get the net part from (the 64bit 
prefix). Usually this comes from a radvd server, which in the end means 
that the autoconfiguration mechanism provided by IPv6 is imho not much 
better than the ipv4+dhcp mechanism in the case of manets.

Of course, one could have a special script, that just takes any 
well-known net prefix, as frank sugested. But where do you get that 
from if your iface is not configured yet to  fetch that script from the 
internet? (same problem as with the hen and egg, what was there 
first ;)

so i'd say there is still some way to go for real auto-configuration.

kind regards,

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