IPv6 hosts allow|deny

YOSHIFUJI Hideaki / 吉藤英明 yoshfuji at linux-ipv6.org
Mon Jan 20 17:34:01 EST 2003

In article <20030120165447.GA2249 at drdykstra.us> (at Mon, 20 Jan 2003 10:54:47 -0600), Dave Dykstra <dwd at drdykstra.us> says:

> I have never been introduced to IPv6 addresses before and there are some
> things about your documentation that baffle me.  Perhaps I just need to
> be educated a little, or perhaps it would be useful to include a little
> more explnation in the documentation.

RFC2373 Section 2.2 Text Representation of Addresses
draft-ietf-ipngwg-scoping-arch-04.txt 12 Textual Representation

> > +Note IPv6 link-local addresses can have a scope in the address specification:
> > +
> > +quote(fe80::1%eth0)
> > +quote(fe80::%eth0/64)
> > +quote(fe80::%eth0/ffff:ffff:ffff:ffff::)
> What's a link-local address?  What's a scope?  I think I get that the parts
> after the '/' are masks, but what does it mean to have just two colons
> in the address, with one field blank and the third one either 1%eth0 or
> %eth0?

BTW, we should use link1 instead of eth0.


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