ipv6 addressing on pc's

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Dec 13th, 2009
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Hi

When adding an ipv6 address onto a pc, how many addresses do they have, is it 2 ? link local, then either unique local, or global address ? or


hope someone can help


thanks


Carl

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fbauhaus Mon, 12/14/2009 - 01:13
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I think that depends on your OS.

As far as I can tell you always have only the link local address by default (at least on Solaris 10, Linux 2.6 & Windows XP). You will then get a unique local or global address if any other host is responding to either NDP or DHCPv6. Of cause you can add static addresses too if you like.



-Florian

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