[ntp:hackers] Re: IPv6 Multicasting

Mark Martinec Mark.Martinec at ijs.si
Fri Jul 1 02:42:57 PDT 2005


From Dave:
> I expect what happened was that the pogo hardware was changed out for a
> more modern machine and that changed the MAC address. I'm really nervous
> about tying the IPv6 address to the MAC address, as the machines do get
> swapped out from time to time.

Automatically assigned IPv6 addresses (MAC based) are fine for
end-user PCs. In my opinion all hosts that run some network service
should have explicitly assigned dependable IPv6 addresses.

  Mark



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