IPv6, ULAs and FreeBSD

Niklaas Baudet von Gersdorff stdin at niklaas.eu
Sat May 28 06:38:16 UTC 2016

Mark Tinka [2016-05-27 23:57 +0200] :

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

Thanks for repeating that. That's how I understood it as a novice too.
:-) And that's why I thought I should not go for them. Because I don't
have many GUAs available, I thought I should go for ULAs then.

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