IPv6, ULAs and FreeBSD

Mark Tinka mark.tinka at seacom.mu
Fri May 27 22:20:26 UTC 2016

On 27/May/16 21:02, Kevin Oberman wrote:

> This is fine, but why not use link-local for the VPN links? That's the
> primary reason for them.

That's really not good advice.

I'd caution against using link-local addresses for any type of service.

Link-local addresses are used for host-to-host communications on the
same Layer 2 segment. Routers will not forward traffic with link-local

Besides, link-local addresses are automatically created. They cannot be
guaranteed to be unique anymore than they can be guaranteed to be constant.


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