[clug] IPv6

Bryan Kilgallin (PC) bryan at netspeed.com.au
Fri Nov 11 10:26:49 UTC 2016

Thanks, Stephen:

> Internode is not iiNet.  Yes, iiNet baought Internode (and iiNet has
> been bought by TPG), but iiNet seems to have not bothered implementing
> IPv6 for their customers.

That seems to explain things.

>> Whereas the equivalent window on the laptop lists under IPv6 heading,
>> an IP address. Which appears to be in the modern IPv6 format!
> Does it start with fe80:: ?

Yes indeed, that is correct!

> That is a link local address (i.e. it is
> valid only on the LAN that you are connected to) and is automatically
> assigned by Linux if IPv6 is enabled).

Similarly Ubuntu's Connection Information for Active Network Connections 
shows my default iiNet. That's on both PC and laptop. In both cases the 
IPv4 address information is local to the Budii.iiNet ADSL modem.

 From both computers I asked Wolfram Alpha's Web site what was my IP 
address. In both cases I got for IPv6 a long address beginning 
"0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:". Presumably that's similarly local to my 
ADSL modem.


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